In addition to the anatomical directional terms
, there are several named body cavities, regions and planes that are used to describe locations
within the body.
There are several body cavities:
The abdominopelvic regions
are used to describe both internal and external regions within the area defined by the abdominal and pelvic cavities.
Figure 1.7.1 Abdominopelvic regions as viewed a) externally and b) internally.
There are also three basic planes
that are used to divide the body.
Use the activities below for body cavities
and body planes
to learn more.