Chapter 1 ~ An Introduction to the structure and function of the body. directional terms, definitions, examples of usage. A and P defined. The study of the human body's structure is called anatomy . The various functions carried out by the body's systems make up the body's physiology .
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Chapter 1 ~ An Introduction to the structure and function of the body
directional terms, definitions, examples of usage
Eg. The Eyebrows are superior to Eyes
Eg. The Eyes are inferior to the Eyebrows
Eg. The Chest is anterior to the Back.
Eg. The Back is posterior to the Chest.
Eg. The Navel is medial to the Hips.
Eg. The Hips are lateral to the Navel.
Eg. The Brain is deep of the Skull.
Eg. The Posterior.
When analyzing movements, we can observe each joint action through or
parallel to, a flat plane of motion. A helpful way to think of a plane is as a
large sharp razor, that slices the body or limb moving through it, in two.
The body's parts can also be separated into axial and appendicular portions.
Different terms are used for the smaller areas of the body and they are the following:
Cephalic-headCranial-skullFrontal-foreheadOccipital-back of headOral-mouthNasal-noseOphthalmic-orbital, eyes
Celiac-abdomenPelvic-lower portion of abdomenGluteal-buttockInguinal-groinGroin-depressed region of abdomen near thighLumbar-lower backSacral-where vertebrae terminatePerineal-region between anus and external sex organs
Limbs (arms and legs)
Brachial-upper armForearm-lower armCarpal-wristCubital-elbowPalmar-palmLower limb-legFemoral-thighPopliteal-back of kneeLower leg-distal to the kneePedal-foot
The mediastinum, a mass of tissues and organs, divides the pleural cavities.
The diaphragm is a muscle that divides the thoracic and the abdominopelvic cavity.
The abdominal cavity can be further split into the upper abdominal and lower pelvic cavities. This is where most of the digestive organs such as the stomach and liver reside.
Finally, the abdominopelvic cavity can also be split into the umbilical, lumbar, epigastric, hypochondriac, hypogastric, and illiac cavities.
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Chapter 3 Organ Systems of the Body
Can you name the 11 organ systems of the body? and
Describe the role of each system.
Organ Systems and Functions
External support and protection of body.
Internal support and protection; body movement; production of blood cells.
Body movement; production of body heat.
Regulation of all body activities; learning and memory.
Secretion of hormones for chemical regulation.
Gaseous exchange between external environment and blood.
Transport of nutrients to body cells; remove of wastes from cells
Immunity; absorption of fats; drainage of tissue fluid.
Breakdown and absorption of food materials.
Maintenance of volume and chemical composition of blood.
Production of sperm; transfer of sperm to female reproductive system.