Language Worksheet #1


Name _________________________________Per __ Date _____                                E.N. _____


  1. Greek and Latin terms play a huge role in scientific vocabulary.  What is the meaning of ana- and –tomy?  Likewise what does –ology and physio- mean?  What does “gross” mean in terms of the study of anatomy?



  1. In your own words explain the relationship between physiology and anatomy.


  1. The abdominopelvic and thoracic cavities are subdivisions of the ____ body cavity; the cranial and spinal cavities are parts of the _____ body cavity.  The _____ body cavity is totally surrounded by bone and provides very good protection to the structures it contains.


  1. Circle the term or phrase that does not belong in each of the following ( a and b)


a.  transverse   distal   frontal   sagittal

b.  calf     brachial    femoral    popliteal


  1. Fill in the correct anatomical word that identifies the following body parts or areas.  (a-f)
  1. armpit _______
  2. buttock area _______
  3. “belly button” area ___________
  4. anterior aspect of the elbow ____________
  5. area where the trunk meets the thigh __________
  6. pertaining to the cheek _____________


  1. In the anatomical position, the face and palms are on the _____ body surface, the buttocks and shoulder blades are on the ______ body surface, the top of the head is the most _____ part of the body.  The ears are _____ to the shoulders and ______ to the nose.  The heart is ______ to the spine and _______ to the lungs. The heel of the foot is _______ to the toes and the toes are _____ to the heel.  The pinkie finger is _________ to the thumb and the thumb is ______ to the pinkie. The elbow is ______ to the fingers but _______ to the shoulder.  In humans, the dorsal surface can also be called the ____ surface; however, in four-legged animals, the dorsal surface is the _____ surface.
  2. John, a patient at Jones City Hospital, is in bad shape. He has a hernia in his inguinal region, pain from an infected kidney in his lumbar region, and severe bruises and swelling in his pubic region.  Explain where each of these regions is located.



Go on to #8

  1.  On the smiley face draw lines and label them to indicate: transverse plane, midsagittal plane, superior direction, lateral    direction.