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What is anatomy?
the study of the structures of the body and their relationships
What is physiology?
the study of how the structure of the body function
4 categories that anatomy can be divided
-developmental anatomy and embryology
what two categories can gross anatomy be divided into?
What 5 categories can physiology be divided?
What is homeostasis?
bodies ability to maintain a relatively stable environment even through the outside world changes constantly
(directional terms) Intermediate
between a more medial and a more lateral structure
ex) the collarbone is intermediate between the breastbone and shoulder
(directional terms) Superficial
toward or at the body surface
ex)the skin is superficial to the skeletal muscles
(directional terms) deep
away from the body surface
ex)the lungs are deep to the skin
(directional terms) What is supine?
(directional terms) what is prone?
(directional terms) Ipsilateral
(directional terms) Contralateral
(directional terms) Median
in the middle
(lining of membranes) Parietal serosa
the outside lining of the cavity
(lining of membranes) Serous fluid
fluid thats in between the parietal serosa and visceral serosa
(lining of membranes) Visceral serosa
the inner membrane