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Seven Organizational Approaches Essay

  • Submitted by: awesometabulous
  • on September 21, 2012
  • Category: College Admissions
  • Length: 619 words

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Seven Organizational Approaches

July 24, 2012

        The seven organizational approaches when studying the human body is

body planes and body direction, body cavities, quadrants and regions, anatomy and

physiology, microscopic and macroscopic, body systems and medical specialties.

        When studying the human body planes and direction you are dividing the body into

planes. The planes are divided into front and back, right and left, top and bottom.   We

use body planes to help describe sections of the body. Anterior is the front of the body.

Distal means away from the body. Proximal toward the body. Dorsal is upper part of

the body. Ventral is the bottom of the body. When you are able to understand

anatomical directional term and body planes it will help you navigate from one area to

another area.

        Body cavities are the internal organs of the human body. There are five body

cavities; cranial, spinal, thoracic, abdominal and pelvic. The cranial cavity stores the

brain, cranial nerves and other structures. Spinal cavity is the bones of the spinal

column, and contains spinal cord, nerves and other structures. Thoracic cavity contains

the lungs. Abdominal cavity is the muscles of the abdomen and bones of the spinal

column. Pelvic cavity is surrounded by the pelvic bones. Pelvic and abdominal cavity is

often referred as abdominopelvic cavity. This contains many organs. Some of the

organs are gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.

        There are four quadrants; left upper (LUQ), right upper (RUQ), left lower (LLQ),

right lower (RLQ). You would make a horizontal line and a vertical line crossing the

navel. With regions of the abdominopelvic area it would be two horizontal lines and two

vertical lines, which would form a square around the navel. The nine regions are; right

and left...

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