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The study of the function of the body and body parts is called:


Which of the following is not a necessary life function:


Which of the following elementsof a control stystem detects a change:


The system that controls and coordinates the body through hormones is the:

endocrine system

In describing the relationship of the thoracic and spinal cavities:

the thoracic cavity is ventral to the spinal cavity

The gluteal region is the:


Which of the following statements is correct regarding the location of the spleen and stomach:

both of these organs are located in the left upper quadrant

The muscular system consists of the:

skeletal muscles

Which of the following is the correct sequence, going from simplest to most complex, in the levels of stuctural organization of the human body:

chemical level, cellular level, tissue level, organ level, organ system level, organismal level

Which of these regions are NOT associated with the ventral(anterior) portion of the head:


Which of the following orientationand directional terms have the same meanings (in humans):

anterior and ventral

Which of these regions in the abdominopelvic cavity are medial:

epigastric, umbilical, and hypogastric regions

Which of the following regional terms means the anterior surface of the elbow:

antecubital region

Your body thermostat is located in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. Which of the following elements of a control system does this area in the brain represent:

control center

The lungs and the heart are in the _____body cavity:


Which of these is NOT a survival need:


Which of the following orientation terms have opposite meanings (in humans) :

distal and proximal

The region that contains the navel is the:

umbilical region

Which system covers the external surface of the body and manufactures vitamin D:

integumentary system

Which of the following is the correct order of elements in a control system:

stimulus, receptor, afferent pathway, control center, efferent pathway, effector and response

A section that divides the body on the longitudinal plane into equal right and left parts is called:

median (midsagittal)

Postive feedback systems:

operate in such a way that the inital stimulus is enhanced and increases

Which of the following activities does not represent anatomical study:

studying how the nerves conduct electrical impulses

Which ventral cavity subdivision has no bony protection:


The dorsal body cavity houses the:

spinal cord and the brain

Elimination of metabolic wastes from the body is the function of the:

urinary system

Sarah fell while ice skating and broke a bone in her carpal region. Where is this region?


Which of these structures is the most complex:

organ system

The ribs are located in the:

right and left hypochondriac regions

The stomach , liver, intestines, bladder, rectum, and reproductive organs are housed in the:

abdominopelvic cavity

Which type of section could be used to separate the thoracic cavity from the abdominopelvic cavity:


The lymphatic system:

picks up fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to the blood

Which of the following systems matched most accurately to the life function ot provides:

nervous system- responsiveness

The ovary is part of which of the following two systems:

reproductive and endocrine systems

In anatomical position:

The body is erect with the feet parallel and the arms hanging at the sides with palms facing forward

The system that takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide to the exterior is the:

respiratory system

Which of these regions are associated with the parts of the arm:

brachial, antecubital, and carpal

The lymphatic system collects fluids leaked by the cardiovascular system and returns them to the blood stream.


The spleen and the tonsils are part of the digestive system.


There is no physical structure the separates the abdominal cavity from the pelvic cavity.


Excretion is the process of removing wastes from the body.


Proximal means farther from the origin of the body part.


The dorsal body cavity is subdivided into four quadrants and nine regions.


The endocrine systems is the fast-acting body control system.


As body temperature drops below normal, chemical reactions proceed too rapidly and body proteins begin to break down


The thoracic cavity is separated from the abdominopelvic cavity by the diaphragm


The highest level of structural organization in humans is the organ level.


The hypogastric region is directly superior to the umbilical region.


The heel of the foot constitutes the plantar region.


The spinal cavity is part of the ventral body cavity.


Most homeostatic control mechanisms are negative feedback reactions.



rear face of body




in front of


close to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk


toward the midline


toward the body surface






farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk

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