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Section 1

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Field of study that describes the location, appearance, the relatioshipsAnatomy
The study of body structures that are visible without the aid of a microscopeGross Anatomy
Examines the structures on a microscopic level onlyMicroanatomy
The study of tissueHistology
The discipline explaining the mechanisms that operate body cavitiesPhysiology
Space found within the thoracic carvityMediastinum
Contains the lungsPleural Cavity
Contains the heartPericardial Cavity
Contains the abdominal and pelvic cavities Abdominoplevic Cavity
The language used to describe the location of a body structure relative to anotherDirectional Terminology
The position of a person standing erect, facing the observer, arms at side and toes and palms turned forwardAnatomical Position
Above, toward the headSuperior
Below, toward the tailInferior
Toward the front of the bodyAnterior
Toward the back of the bodyPosterior
Toward the vertical midline of the bodyMedial
Toward the sides of the bodyLateral
Toward the site of attachment of a limb to the body trunkProximal
Away from the site of attachment of a limb to the body trunkDistal
A vertical plane dividing the body into right and left halvesSagittal
Body divided equally into left and right halvesMidsagittal
Body divided unequally Parasagittal
A vertical plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior portionsFrontal
A longitudinal plane dividing the body into superior and inferior portionsHorizontal
Hollow spaces that contain most of the body's organs and their associated tissuesBody cavities
Contains the brain and spinal cordDorsal Cavity
Contains the brainCranial Cavity
Contains the spinal cordVertebral Canal
Contains the lungs, heart, digestive organs, urinary organs, and reproductive organsVentral Cavity
Contains the lungs and heartThoracic Cavity

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