Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number:
__15. sinus a. incision into the chest b. absence of an arm c. absence of a finger or toe d. bluish discoloration of the extremities e. incision through the abdominal wall a. fusion of the fingers or toes b. excessive size of the feet c. outer layer of the skin d. forearm e. surgical puncture of the abdomen a. cavity, as in a bone b. circular muscle that regulates an opening c. central opening of a tube d. dividing wall e. base of a hollow organ
True-False. Examine each of the following statements. If the statement is true, write T in the first blank. If the statement is false, write F in the first blank and correct the statement by replacing the underlined word in the second blank.
16. The cranial and spinal cavities are the ventral body cavities.
18. A midsagittal plane divides the body into equal right and left parts. _ _
21. The epigastric region is above the stomach. _ _
22. The right hypochondriac region is in the RUQ. _ _
23. In the supine position, the patient is lying face-down. _ _
Adjectives. Name the part of the body referred to in each of the following adjectives:
Define the following words:
31. intra-abdominal _
32. retroperitoneal _
33. sublingual _
34. intergluteal _
35. abdominopelvic _
Synonyms. Write a word that has the same meaning as each of the following words:
Opposites. Write a word that has the opposite meaning of each of the following words:
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