True or False

14. The back of the neck is the_


15. The manus is more commonly known as the_and the pes is more commonly known as the_.

16. The dorsal body cavity is lined by membranes called the_.

17. Organs that lie within the abdominal cavity but not within the peritoneal cavity are said to have a_


18. The sternal region is_to the pectoral region.

19. The pelvic cavity can be described as

_to the abdominal cavity in position.

20. The anterior pit of the elbow is the

_region, and the corresponding

(but posterior) pit of the knee is the fossa.

Answers in Appendix B

Determine which five of the following statements are false, and briefly explain why.

1. A single sagittal section of the body can pass through one lung but not through both.

2. It would be possible to see both eyes in one frontal section of the head.

3. The knee is both superior and proximal to the tarsal region.

4. The diaphragm is ventral to the lungs.

5. The esophagus is in the dorsal body cavity.

6. The liver is in the lateral abdominal region.

7. The heart is in the mediastinum.

8. Both kidneys could be shown in a single coronal section of the body.

9. The peritoneum lines the inside of the stomach and intestines.

10. The sigmoid colon is in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen.

Answers in Appendix B

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  • Alfrida
    Can a single coronal section pass through one lung but not both?
    8 years ago

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