MedT Ch 2 Def

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MedT Ch 2 Def
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2010-10-13 14:33:20
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HLHS 101 Definitions: Body as a Whole
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  1. Contains the liver, gallbladder, part of the pancreas, parts of the small and large intestines
    Right Upper Quadrant
  2. Contains the liver (left lobe), stomach, spleen, part of the pancreas, parts of the smaller and large intestines
    Left Upper Quadrant
  3. Contains parts of the small and large intestines, right ovary, right fallopian tube, appendix, right ureter
    Right Lower Quadrant
  4. Contains parts of the small and large intestines, left ovary, left fallopian tube, left ureter
    Left Lower Quadrant
  5. right and left upper regions beneath the ribs
    hypochondriac
  6. middle upper region above the stomach
    epigastric
  7. right and left middle regions near the waist
    lumbar
  8. central region near the navel
    umbilical
  9. right and left lower regions near the groin; also called the iliac regions
    inguinal
  10. middle lower region below the umbilical region
    hypogastric
  11. front surface of the body
    anterior (ventral)
  12. back side of the body
    posterior (dorsal)
  13. away from the surface
    deep
  14. on the surface
    superficial
  15. near the point of attachment to the trunk or near the beginning of a structure
    proximal
  16. far from the point of attachment to the trunk or far from the beginning of a structure
    distal
  17. below another structure
    inferior (caudal)
  18. above another structure
    superior (cephalic)
  19. pertaining to the middle, or nearer the medial plance of the body
    medial
  20. pertaining to the side
    lateral
  21. lying on the back
    supine
  22. lying on the belly
    prone
  23. vertical plane dividing the body or structure into anterior and posterior portions
    front (coronal) plane
  24. lengthwise vertical plane dividing the body or structure into right and left sides
    sagittal (lateral) plane
  25. plane the divides the body into right and left halves
    midsagittal plane
  26. horizontal plane running across the body parallel to the ground
    transverse plane (cross-sectional or axial)

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