The body cavity that contains the major organs of digestion and excretion. It is located below the diaphragm and above the pelvis.
The depression on the lateral pelvis where it’s three component bones join, in which the femoral head fits snugly.
A firm prominence of cartilage that forms the upper part of the larynx. It is more prominent in men than in women. Also called the thyroid cartilage.
The nucleotide involved in energy metabolism; used to store energy
Endocrine glands located on the top of the kidneys that release adrenaline when stimulated by the sympathetic nervous system
Pertaining to nerves that release the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, or noradrenaline (such as adrenergic response) also pertains to the receptors acted on by norepinephrine.
Metabolism that can proceed only in the presence of oxygen
Abnormal breathing pattern characterized by slow, gasping breaths, sometimes seen in patients in cardiac arrest
Portions of the nervous system that, when stimulated, can cause constriction of the blood vessels
The air sacs of the lungs in which the exchange of the oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place
The metabolism that takes place in the absence of oxygen; the main byproduct is lactic acid
The position of reference in which the patient stands facing forward, arms at the side, with the palms of the hands forward
The main artery leaving the left side of the heart and carrying freshly oxygenated blood to the body
The portion of the skeletal system that comprises the arms, legs, pelvis, and shoulder girdle
A small tubular structure that is attached to the lower border of the cecum in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen
The smallest branches of arteries leading to the vast network of capillaries
A pearly layer of specialized cartilage covering the articular surfaces (contact surfaces on the ends) of bones in synovial joints
One of the two upper chambers of the heart
The part of the nervous system that regulates functions, such as digestion and sweating, that are not controlled voluntarily
The part of the skeleton comprising the skill, spinal column, and the rib cage
A joint that allows internal and external rotation, as well as bending
Portions of the nervous system that , when simulated, can cause an increase in the force of contraction of the heart, an increased heart rate, and bronchial dilation
The large muscle that covers the front of the humerus
The ducts that convey bile between the liver and the intestine
The pressure that the blood exerts against the walls of the arteries as it passes through them
The major vessel in the upper extremities that supplies blood to the arm
The controlling organ of the body and the center of consciousness; functions include perception, control of reactions to the environment, emotional responses, and judgement
The area of the brain between the spinal cord and the cerebrum, surrounded by the cerebellum; controls functions that are necessary for life, such as respiration
The tiny blood vessels betw...