vocab 4-5

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vocab 4-5
2010-05-13 22:55:49
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emt vocab 4-5
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  1. plantar
    the bottom of the foot
  2. plasma
    a sticky, yellow fluid that carries the blood cells and nutrients and transports cellular waste material to the organs of excretion
  3. platelets
    tiny, disk-shaped elements that are much smaller than the cells; they are essential in the formation of a blood clot, the mechanism that stops bleeding
  4. pleura
    the serous membrane covering the lungs and lining the thoracic cavity, completely enclosing a potential space known as the pleural space
  5. pleural space
    the potential space between the parietal pleura and the visceral pleura.
  6. posterior
    the back surface of the body
  7. posterior tibial artery
    the artery just posterior to the medial malleolus; supplies blood to the foot
  8. priapism
    a continuous and painful erection of the penis caused by certain spinal injuries and some diseases
  9. prone position
    the position in which the body is lying face down
  10. prostate gland
    a small gland that surrounds the male urethra where it emerges from the urinary bladder; it secretes a fluid that is part of the ejaculatory fluid
  11. proximal
    structures that are closer to the trunk
  12. pubic symphysis
    a hard bony prominence that is found in the midline in the lowermost portion of the abdomen
  13. pubis
    one of three bones that fuse to form the pelvic ring
  14. pulmunary artery
    the major artery leading from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs; it carries oxygen-poor blood
  15. pulmonary veins
    the four veins that return oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
  16. pulse
    the wave of pressure created as the heart contracts and forces blood out of the left ventricle and into the major arteries
  17. quadrants
    the way to describe the sections of the abdominal cavity
  18. radial artery
    the major artery in the forearm; it is palpable at the wrist on the thumb side
  19. radius
    the bone on the thumb side of the forearm
  20. rectum
    the lowermost end of the colon
  21. red blood cells
    cells that carry oxygen to the body's tissues; also called the erthrocytes
  22. renal penis
    a cone-shaped collecting area that connects the ureter and the kidney
  23. respiratory system
    all the structures of the body that contribute to the process of breathing, consisting of the upper and lower airways and their controlling parts
  24. retroperitoneal
    behind the abdominal cavity
  25. sacrum
    one of three bones (sacrum and 2 pelvic bones) that make up the pelvic ring; consisting of five fused sacral vertabrae
  26. salivary glands
    the glands that produce saliva to keep the mouth and pharynx moist
  27. scalp
    the thick skin covering the cranium, which usually bears hair
  28. scapula
    the shoulder blade
  29. sebaceous glands
    glands that produce an oily substance called sebum, which discharges along the shafts of the hair
  30. semen
    seminal fluid ejaculated from the penis and containing sperm