Regions 1
Regions 2
Regions 3

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After completing this unit, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between anatomy and physiology
  • Describe the location of the major body cavities
  • List the organs located in each of the body cavities
  • Name the major systems of the body
  • List the organs associated with each system
  • Describe the general functions of each system
  • Properly use the terms that describe relative positions, body sections, and body regions
  • Demonstrate the directional and regional terms
  • Name and describe the structural levels of living things
  • State the meanings of the prefixes, suffixes, and root words of this unit
  • Learning Styles


Anatomy Gross Parasagittal Proximal
Anterior Histology Pericardial Sagittal
Coronal Inferior Physiology Superficial
Cytology Lateral Pleural Superior
Deep Medial Posterior Supine
Distal Microscopic Prone Transverse
Frontal Midsagittal  

DIAGRAMS--click on the diagram, copy image and paste into a word processing program. Write out your answers and check them by clicking on the answer button.

Check out the BBC website on putting organs into the male or female body. Can you move the organs to their proper place?  

STUDY TIPS--Use the one(s) that are best suited to your learning style. Go to the website: for 20 general memory techniques.

  • Read over the 20 memory techniques on the link above. Try to do as many of those as possible.
  • Do the chapter test on pages 15 and 72. Check your answers in the appendix. Have someone read the questions to you and have them check the appendix.
  • Write out the answers to the review questions on pages 16 and 73. Do the same with the Clinical Applications. Find a study partner and check your answers together. Discuss any differences. If one has an extensive answer, make sure she/he can condense it and get to the "heart" of the answer. On the other hand, if the answer is brief, make the partner expand on it to see if they truly understand the concept. Clinical Applications sample answers are in the appendix.
  • Do you know the meaning of all new vocabulary? Check under the "New Words" section of each chapter. Write out the definitions on flash cards. Put the word on one side and the definition on the other. Under the definition use the word in a short sentence. Have a study partner quiz you. Try mnemonics of vivid pictures for difficult words.
  • Get out your flash card of the "little man". Did you label the front of the man with letters or numbers and put the answers on the back of the flash card? Quiz yourself, then let someone else quiz you.
  • Convert your notes into questions. What do you think the teacher will ask on the test? Use the double column notes on this website.
  • Pull out the diagrams. Fold the answers under or cover them. How well can you still identify the labeling?
  • Correct any missed questions of your quizzes. Use them as questions for review.
  • Have you found a study partner(s) yet? If not, I suggest you do. Remember a parent or sibling can also quiz you. It is easy to deceive yourself into thinking you know the material. One way to prevent this is to have someone else work with you.

INTRODUCTION TEST--"Everyone has a photographic memory. Some are just missing the film!"

1-21 Body regions--diagram/matching Diagram, notes, flash cards and quiz
22-31 Cavities--diagram/matching Notes and diagram page 7
32-36 Abdominal Regions--diagram/matching Diagram and book page 11-12
37-40 Body Planes--Diagram/matching Diagram and book page 5
41-46 General fill in questions from notes Look at double columned notes
47-60 Systems, organs and functions--fill in the blank SPELLING COUNTS! Tri-fold chart and chapter 4
61-65 Relationship of terms Body Systems
66-78 Body Directions Body Direction Lab
79-95 Rat Dissection Anatomy and Body Regions/Directions (Constructed Response) Sports Assessment
Bonus Prefixes/Suffixes/Root Words


  1. How many hours did you study for this test, including the time each evening over the last 2 weeks?
  2. How many study techniques did you try from the website link? Name them.
  3. What activities did you do that you consider studying? Describe them.
  4. Did you use any portions of this web page for study purposes? Why not or which ones?
  5. What do you feel worked best for you?
  6. Did you get the grade you wanted or believe you would get? Explain why or why not.
  7. Make a list of the portion or portions of the test that you need to go back and study.
  8. Is there anything you will do differently for the next test?

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