Regional Terms Ch 2 Flashcards Preview

Veterinary Medical Terminology > Regional Terms Ch 2 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Regional Terms Ch 2 Deck (11):
1

Abdomen

The portion of the body between the body between the thorax and the pelvic containing the abdominal cavity

2

Thorax

The chest region located between the neck and the diaphragm.

3

Groin

The caudal region of the abdomen adjacent to the thigh (also known as the inguinal area).

4

Membranes

Thin layers of tissue that cover a surface, line a cavity, or divide a space or an organ.

5

Peritoneum

The membrane lining the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities and it covers some organs in this area. It may be further divided in reference to its location.

6

Parietal Peritoneum

The outer layer of the Peritoneum that lines the abdominal and pelvic cavities.

7

Visceral Peritoneum

The inner layer of the peritoneum that surrounds the abdominal organs.

8

Peritonitis

Inflammation of the peritoneum

9

Umbilicus (also called navel)

The pit in the abdominal wall marking the point where the umbilical cord entered the fetus.

10

Mesentery

The layer of the peritoneum that suspends parts of the intestine in the abdominal cavity.

11

Retroperitoneal

Superficial to the peritoneum

Decks in Veterinary Medical Terminology Class (72):