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Anatomical and Directional Terms

Quiz by Jennifer Lincoln

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    The front of the body:
    posterior
    proximal
    lateral
    anterior
    300s
  • Q2
    The best definition for superior is:
    above or in a higher position
    away from the midline
    towards the midline
    below or in a lower position
    300s
  • Q3
    Nearest the point of attachment:
    distal
    ventral
    all of the above
    proximal
    300s
  • Q4
    Tail end or sacral region:
    caudal
    below or above
    lateral
    encloses the brain
    300s
  • Q5
    The best definition for medial is:
    near the center of the body
    medial plane
    houses the brain
    away from the center of the body
    300s
  • Q6
    Near the head:
    sacrum
    caudal
    cranial
    inferior
    300s
  • Q7
    The best definition for inferior is:
    below or lower
    away from the midline
    above or higher
    caudal
    300s
  • Q8
    Cranial cavity:
    houses the kidneys
    houses the sacrum
    houses the brain
    houses the lungs
    300s
  • Q9
    The farthest point of attachment:
    distal
    superior
    above
    proximal
    300s
  • Q10
    The pelvic cavity contains:
    bladder, kidneys, and heart
    the bladder, rectum, and parts of the reproductive system:
    the kidneys and lungs
    brain, spinal cord and heart
    300s
  • Q11
    The thoracic cavity contains:
    blood vessels, kidneys and bladder
    heart, lungs and large blood vessels
    heart and lungs
    chest, pelvis and abdomen
    300s
  • Q12
    The abdominal cavity contains:
    all of the above
    pancreas and spleen
    stomach, intestines
    kidneys, liver, gallbladder
    300s
  • Q13
    The best definition for near the back of the body:
    posterior
    lateral
    superior
    inferior
    300s
  • Q14
    The spinal cavity:
    encloses the kidneys
    none of the above
    encloses the spinal cord
    houses the pancreas
    300s
  • Q15
    The nose is______________to the eyes
    inferior
    posterior
    superior
    300s

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