What is the primary function of the integumentary system?
(skin) Protects deeper organs from mechanical, chemical, and bacterial injury, and drying out, discretes salts, aids in body tem, produces vitamin D
What is the primary function of the skeletal system?
body support and protection of internal organs
What is the primary function of the muscular system?
What is the primary function of the nervous system?
communication through electrical impulses
What is the primary function of the endocrine system?
helps maintain homeostasis, produces hormones, promotes growth and development
What is the primary function of the cardiovascular system?
transport system of blood containg nutrients, waste, etc
The primary function of the Lymphatic system?
(spleen, thymus, tonsils, lymph nodes) picks up fluid leaked from the blood vessels and returns it to the blood, cleanses blood of pathogens and other debris, houses lymphocytes that act via the immune response to protect the body from foreign substances
What is the primary function of the respiratory system?
keeps the blood continuously supplied with oxygen while removing carbon diioxide, contributes to the acid-base balance of the blood via its carbonic acid-bicarbonate buffer system
What is the primary function of the Digestive system?
breaks down indigested foods to minute particles which can be absorbed into the blood for delivery to the body cells
What is the primary function of the urinary system?
rids the body of nitrogen containing wastes, which result from the breakdown of proteins and nucleic acids by body cells, maintains water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance of blood
What is the primary function of the reproductive system?
provides sperm for perpetuation of the species in men
provides eggs, and a uterus to house the developing fetus in birth, includes mammary glands to provide nutrition to infant
Describe anatomical position.
facing forward (towards you)
palms facing forward
Their R to L
Towards the middle/outer
closer to/ further away
close to surface/deep
What are the three planes?
Right and left
Locate and identify the major body cavities and their subdivisions
cranial cavity and vertebral cavity
vertebral cavity- spinal cord
-abdominal cavity-digestive visera
pelvice-urinary bladder, reproductive organs, and rectum
Thoratic- chest heart and lungs
Identify the nine regions and the four quadrants of the abdominopelvic cavity.