Anatomical Terms

Chapter 1
PowerPoint #2
In anatomical position, the body is erect, with
head and toes pointed forward and arms
hanging at sides with palms facing forward.
Stand and assume the anatomical position
Very important that you understand
directional terms are used relative to the
midline of the body.
There will be a difference if you are referring
to bipeds vs. quadripeds (man vs. dog)
Worksheet: Terms of position and direction
Color as instructed.
Use p. 12-13 and quiz a partner on orientation
of body. Use sentence stems provided on p.
13 if that helps you, or make up your own.
Anterior Vs. Posterior body landmarks, color
in the sheets and study the terms. Use p. 13
as a study guide for the terms and meanings.
This is like learning a new language, it will
take a little time and work to get it.
If you like flashcards make some with the
term on 1 side and the description or picture
on the other.
Take a surface anatomy worksheet and try to
fill in the labels when you feel comfortable
with the new terms.
Sagittal Section-cut made lengthwise, divides
body into left and right parts
Frontal section-cut made lengthwise that
divides body into anterior and posterior parts
Transverse section-cut made
horizontally(cross section) divides body into
superior and inferior parts.
Worksheet: anatomic planes & sections
Identify what is being asked on Quiz 1.
Observe longitudinal and transverse sections
Dorsal Body Cavity includes cranial and spinal
Ventral Body Cavity includes thoracic cavity
which is separated by the diaphragm from the
abdominal and pelvic cavity.
It helps to divide into quadrants and regions
when studying p. 5-6 of lab manual
Activity: find regions of the abdominal
surface on torso model & on yourself p. 6 lab
Lab Manual p. 241-242
Test tomorrow!