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Chapter 25: The Body as a Whole - KEY TERMS
Key terms from Chapter 25: The Body as a Whole in the textbook "Introduction to Health Care & Careers," which is located on page 413.
Terms in this set (45)
The part of the trunk that extends from the diaphragm to the legs.
The superior portion of the abdominopelvic cavity.
The part of the ventral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvis that includes the abdominal and pelvic cavity.
A description of the human body where the body is shown standing upright with face front, arms at sides with palms forward, and feet parallel.
The study of the body structure.
An anatomical term that refers to the FRONT OF THE BODY.
The basic unit of life.
The part of the dorsal cavity that contains the brain.
The layer of skin between the epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue.
A location point situated AWAY from the center of the body, or from the point of origin.
One of the two main cavities, the one located toward the back of the body.
The outermost layer of the skin.
The plane that SEPARATES the body into FRONT AND BACK PORTIONS.
Communication: a response sent back to sender.
Physiology: the chief method of maintaining homeostasis.
A steady state that organisms strive to main; BALANCE IN THE BODY.
A medical term that means BELOW or LOWER.
A medical term that means FARTHER AWAY FROM THE MIDLINE (core), TOWARD THE SIDE.
A medical term that means nearer to an imaginary plane that passes through the midline of the body, dividng it into left and right portions.
An imaginary VERTICAL line through the CENTER of the body that DIVIDES THE BODY INTO RIGHT AND LEFT HALVES; also known as the median plane.
A body part containing two or more tissues working together for specific purposes.
LIVING THINGS, which are organized from simple to complex levels.
The inferior portion of the abdominalpevlic cavity below the abdominal cavity.
The study of how the body functions.
A medical term that refers to the BACK OF THE BODY.
A location point situated NEAREST to the trunk or the point of origin.
An imaginary VERTICAL line that DIVIDES THE BODY INTO LEFT AND RIGHT PORTIONS.
sebaceous (se-BA-shus) glands
GLANDS THAT PRODUCE SEBUM, which lubricates hair and skin; these glands are usually associated with hair follicle.
A fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands that lubricates the hair and skin.
spinal cavity (canal)
The part of the dorsal cavity that contains the spinal cord.
The layer of tissue beneath the skin.
A medical term that means ABOVE, or IN A HIGHER POSITION.
A group of organs working together for the same general purpose.
THE CHEST CAVITY, the part of the ventral cavity superior to the diaphragm.
A group of similar cells working together for a specific purpose.
An imaginary HORIZONTAL line that divides the body into UPPER AND LOWER PORTIONS.
THE CENTRAL PART OF THE BODY, including the thorax and abdomen.
One of the two main body cavities, the one located toward the front of the body.
Closer to the surface.
Deep inside the body.
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