Medical Terminology Chapter 2

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Medical Terminology Chapter 2
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  1. cranial cavity
    contains the brain, cranial nerves, and other structures
  2. spinal cavity
    contains the spinal cord, spinal nerves, and other structures
  3. thoracic cavity
    within the chest.  Contains the lungs
  4. mediastinum
    contains the trachea, esophagus, heart, and other structures
  5. abdominal cavity
    within the abdomen
  6. pelvic cavity
    surrounded by the pelvis.
  7. abdominopelvic cavity
    combination of abdominal and pelvic cavities
  8. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  9. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  10. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  11. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  12. Nine regions of the abdominopelvic area
    • right hypochondriac - epigastric - left hypochondriac
    • right lumbar - umbilical - left lumbar
    • right inguinal - hypogastric - left inguinal

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