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Erect posture of a subject, with arms at the side, palms facing forward, and legs together with the feet pointing forward
Acronym for computed axial tomography scanning; a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses X-ray technology with computer enhancement and analysis to observe internal body structures
A noninvasive procedure using instrumentation that seeks to establish a diagnosis by observing body structure and/or function
The skeletal muscle separating the thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity; it functions in respiratory movements
The body cavity on the posterior side of the body that includes the cranial cavity and vertebral cavity
A diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a device that can be inserted into body orifices; a camera at one end enables a health professional to observe interior body spaces
Frontal (coronal) plane
A vertical plane passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior portions
Acronym for magnetic resonance imaging; a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and computer enhancement to reveal details of internal structures and function
A potential space in the center of the thoracic cavity that contains the heart and surrounding structures
A structure composed of two or more different types of tissues that forms a certain shape and performs a general function
Acronym for positron emission tomography scanning; a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses radiology to detect images that have absorbed tracer substances, revealing body functional activity
A vertical plane passing through the body from front to back, dividing the body into right and left portions; a midsagittal plane divides into equal portions, and a parasagittal plane divides into unequal portions
Ultrasound imaging (sonography)
A diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a receiver and computer enhancement to detect and enhance sound waves as they echo from body structures
The body cavity on the anterior side of the body that includes the thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity
Contains the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra, processes bloody by extracting waster materials and producing urine
Consists of the mouth, pharynx, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, breaks down food
Male reproductive system
Contains the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, urethra, prostate gland, seminal vesicles, bulbourethral glands, penis, and scrotum
Female reproductive system
Consists of ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, vulva, and mammary glands
Consists of the pituitary, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreatic islets, gonads
Refers to a body part located above head and relative to another part of upper part of the body
An imaginary flat field that is used as a point of reference for viewing three dimensional objects
The shoulder, axilla (armpit), brachium (upper arm), elbow, forearm, carpus, manus, and digits
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