chapt 4-6

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chapt 4-6
2010-05-20 11:13:21
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  1. semianl vesicles
    storage sacs for sperm and seminal fluid, which empty into the urethra prostate
  2. sensory nerves
    the nerves that carry sensations of touch, taste, heat, cold, pain, or other modalities from the body to the central nervous system
  3. shock position
    the position that has the head and torso supine and the lower extremities elevated 6" -12". this helps to increase blood flow to the brain, also referred to as the modified Trendelburgs position
  4. shoulder gridle
    the promimal portion of the extremity, made up of the clavicle the scapula and the humerous
  5. skeletal muscle
    muscle that is attached to bones and usually crosses at least on joint, striated, or voluntary, muscle
  6. skeleton
    the framework that gives us our recognizable froms, also designed to allow motion of the body and protection of vital organs
  7. small intestine
    the portion of thedigestive tube between the stomach and the cecum, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum
  8. smooth muscle
    nonstriated involuntary muscle, it constitutes the bulk of the gastrointestinal tract and is present in nearly every organ to regulate automatic activity
  9. somatic nervous system
    the part of the nervous system that regulates activities over which there is voluntary control
  10. spinal cord
    an extension of the brain, composed of virtually all the nervers carrying messages between the brain and the rest of the body, it lies inside of and is protected by the spinal canal
  11. sternocleidomastoid muscles
    the muscles on either side of the neck that allow movement of the head
  12. sternum
    the breastbone
  13. striated muscle
    muscle that has characteristics stripe, or striations, under the microscope, voluntary or skeletal, muscle
  14. subcutaneous tissue
    tissue, largely fat, that lies directley under the dermis and serves as an insulator of the body
  15. superifcial
    closer to or on the skin
  16. superior
    the part of the body, or any body part, nearer to the head
  17. superior vena cava
    one of the two largest veins in the body: carries blood from the upper extremities, head, neckm and chest into the heart
  18. supine position
    the position in whicht the body is lying face up
  19. sweat glands
    the glands that secrete weat, located in the dermal layer of the skin
  20. systole
    the contraction or period of contraction of the heart, especially that of the ventricles
  21. tempral regions
    the lateral portions on each side ot the cranium
  22. temporomandibular joint
    the joint where the mandible meets with the temporal bone of the cranium just in front of eaach ear
  23. testicle
    a male genital gland that contains specialized cells that produce hormones and sperm
  24. thoracic cage
    the chest or rid cage
  25. thoracic spine
    the 12 vertebrea that lie between the cervical vertebrea and the lumbar vertebrea. One pair of ribs is attached to each of the thoracic vertebrea
  26. thorax
    the chest cavity that contains the heart, lungs, esophagus, and great vessels ( the aorta and the two venae cavae)
  27. thyroid cartilage
    a firm prominence of cartilage that forms the upper part of the larynx, the adams apple
  28. tibia
    the shinebone, the larger of the two bones of the lower leg
  29. topographic anatomy
    the superficial landmarks of the body that serve as guides to thestructures that lie beneath them
  30. torso
    the trunck without the head and limbs