Testing Your Comprehension

Identify which anatomical plane— sagittal, frontal, or transverse—is the only one that could not show (a) both the brain and tongue, (b) both eyes, (c) both the hypogastric and gluteal regions, (d) both kidneys, (e) both the sternum and vertebral column, and ( f) both the heart and uterus.

2. Laypeople often misunderstand anatomical terminology. What do you think people really mean when they say they have "planter's warts"?

3. Name one structure or anatomical feature that could be found in each of

the following locations relative to the ribs: medial, lateral, superior, inferior, deep, superficial, posterior, and anterior. Try not to use the same example twice.

Based on the illustrations in this atlas, identify an internal organ that

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54 Part One Organization of the Body is (a) in the upper left quadrant and retroperitoneal, (b) in the lower right quadrant of the peritoneal cavity,

the right hypochondriac region, and (e) in the pectoral region.

Why do you think people with imaginary illnesses came to be called hypochondriacs?

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