Lesson 1, Topic 1
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May 3, 2021

After you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Define the terms anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
2. Describe the process used to form scientific theories.
3. List and discuss in order of increasing complexity the levels of organization of the body.
4. Define the terms anatomical position, supine, and prone.
5. List and define the principal directional terms and sections (planes) used in describing the body and the relationship of body parts to one another.
6. Do the following related to body cavities and body regions:
• List and discuss the major cavities of the body and the subdivisions of each.
• List the nine abdominopelvic regions and the abdominopelvic quadrants.
• Discuss and contrast the axial and the appendicular subdivisions of the body. Identify a number of specific anatomical regions in each area.
7. Do the following related to the balance of body functions:
• Define and discuss homeostasis.
• Compare and contrast negative and positive feedback loops and give an example of each in the body.