physiovocab1.txt

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  1. Axial
    Includes the head, neck, and trunk
  2. Appendicular
    Includes the upper and lower limbs
  3. Cranial Cavity
    Houses the skull
  4. Vertebral Canal
    Houses the spinal cord
  5. Thoracic Cavity
    Houses the organs of the chest area
  6. Abdominopelvic Cavity
    Made up of the abdomen and pelvic areas
  7. Viscera
    Organs
  8. Diaphragm
    Thin muscle that separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominopelvic cavity
  9. Oral cavity
    contains the teeth and tongue
  10. Nasal cavity
    located within the nose and divided into the right and left portions
  11. Orbital cavity
    contains the eyes and associated muscles and nerves
  12. middle ear cavities
    contains the middle ear bones
  13. parietal
    refers to the membrane attached to the wall of a cavity
  14. visceral
    refers to membrane that covers an organ
  15. pericardial membranes
    surround the heart
  16. peritoneal membranes
    membranes that line the abdominopelvic cavity
  17. superior
    above another part, or closer to the head
  18. inferior
    below another part, or toward the feet
  19. anterior
    toward the front
  20. posterior
    toward the back
  21. medial
    toward the midline of the body
  22. lateral
    toward the sides of the body
  23. proximal
    closer to a point of attachment to the trunk
  24. distal
    farther from the point of attachment to the trunk
  25. superficial
    situated near the surface
  26. deep
    more internal parts than superficial
  27. sagittal plane
    lengthwise division that divides the body into right and left portions
  28. transverse
    divides the body into superior and inferior portions
  29. coronal
    divides the body into anterior and posterior portions
  30. epigastric region
    upper middle portion
  31. left and right hypochondriac regions
    each side of epigastric regions
  32. umbilical region
    middle portion
  33. left and right lumbar regions
    lie on each side of the umbilical region
  34. hypogastric region
    lower middle portion
  35. left and right iliac regions
    lie on each side of the hypogastric region
  36. abdominal
    region between the thorax and the pelvis
  37. acromial
    the point of the shoulder
  38. antebrachial
    the forearm
  39. antecubital
    space in front of the elbow
  40. axillary
    armpit
  41. brachial
    arm
  42. carpal
    wrist
  43. celiac
    the abdomen
  44. cephalic
    head
  45. cervial
    neck
  46. costal
    ribs
  47. coxal
    hip
  48. crural
    leg
  49. cubital
    elbow
  50. digital
    finer
  51. dorsal
    back
  52. femoral
    thigh
  53. frontal
    forehead
  54. genital
    reproductive organs
  55. gluteal
    buttocks
  56. inquinal
    groin area
  57. lumbar
    lower back
  58. mammary
    breast
  59. mental
    chin
  60. nasal
    nose
  61. occipital
    lower posterior region of the head
  62. oral
    mouth
  63. orbital
    eye cavity
  64. otic
    ear
  65. palmar
    palm of the hand
  66. patellar
    front of the knee
  67. pectoral
    chest
  68. pedal
    foot
  69. pelvic
    pelvis
  70. perineal
    region between the anus and the external reproductive organs
  71. plantar
    sole of the foot
  72. popliteal
    area behind the knee
  73. sacral
    posterior region behind the hipbones
  74. sternal
    middle of the thorax, anteriorly
  75. tarsal
    instep of the foot
  76. umbilical
    navel
  77. vertebral
    spinal column

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