Chapter 1 definitions.txt

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  1. The study of the structure of an organism and the relationships of it's parts
    Anatomy
  2. The science that treats the function of the living organism and it's parts
    Physiology
  3. Approaches the study of the body by systems: groups of organs having a common function
    Systemic anatomy
  4. Relatively constant state maintained by the body
    Homeostasis
  5. The regions used by health professionals to locate pain or rumors divide the abdomen into four basic areas
    Quadrants
  6. Divides the body into right and left sides
    Sagittal
  7. Plane that divides the body directly down the center
    Midsagittal
  8. A length wise plane running from side to side divides the body or any of it's parts into anterior and posterior portions.
    Coronal (frontal)
  9. A crosswise plane, top and bottom
    Transverse
  10. Directional term meaning Toward the head
    Superior
  11. Directional term meaning below another
    Inferior
  12. Directional term meaning towards the front
    Anterior (ventral)
  13. Directional term meaning towards the back
    Posterior (dorsal)
  14. Directional term meaning toward the side
    Lateral
  15. Directional term meaning closer
    Proximal
  16. Directional term meaning away
    Distal
  17. Subjective abnormalities
    Symptoms
  18. Study of disease
    Pathology
  19. Collection of different signs and symptoms that present a clear picture of a pathological condition
    Syndrome
  20. Study of factors involved in causing a disease
    Etiology
  21. Objective abnormalities
    Signs
  22. Undetermined causes
    Idiopathic
  23. Disease native to a local region
    Endemic
  24. Symptoms appear suddenly and for a short period
    Acute
  25. Affects large geographic regions
    Pandemic
  26. Actual pattern of a disease's development
    Pathogenesis

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