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Directional Terms: Medial
A term used to describe body parts close to the midline of the body.
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Directional Terms: Lateral
The term used to describe body parts further away from the body's midline.
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Dissection Tools: Scalpel
A small knife that should be kept sharp. You use it to make incisions during a dissection.
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Dissection Tools: Rubber Mat
You can place dissecting pins onto this tool to keep them from getting lost.
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Dissection Tools: Dissecting Tray
The specimen being dissected is placed upon this surface.
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Dissection Tools: Dissecting Pins
Tools used to hold organs or skin off to the side during a dissection.
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Dissection Tools: Probe
A tool that is thin and has a blunt hook on one end. It can be used to indicate a structure or to delicately move the structure.
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Dissection Tools: Forceps
These tools resemble tweezers, but are generally longer. They are used to lift interior body structures such as organs and tissue during a dissection.
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Dissection Tools: Dissecting Scissors
Small scissors specifically designed to cut through muscle and skin.
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Dissection
The process of cutting cadavers open to examine the structure of a body.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Get familiar with the tools used to complete a dissection by checking out this set of flashcards. These cards will help you review:

  • Scalpels
  • Dissecting scissors
  • Forceps
  • Probes
  • Dissecting pins
  • Dissecting trays
  • Rubber mats

You'll also be able to focus on directional terms related to anatomy, including:

  • Lateral and medial
  • Ipsilateral and contralateral
  • Ventral and dorsal
  • Cranial and caudal
  • Superficial and deep
  • Proximal and distal
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Dissection
The process of cutting cadavers open to examine the structure of a body.
Dissection Tools: Dissecting Scissors
Small scissors specifically designed to cut through muscle and skin.
Dissection Tools: Forceps
These tools resemble tweezers, but are generally longer. They are used to lift interior body structures such as organs and tissue during a dissection.
Dissection Tools: Probe
A tool that is thin and has a blunt hook on one end. It can be used to indicate a structure or to delicately move the structure.
Dissection Tools: Dissecting Pins
Tools used to hold organs or skin off to the side during a dissection.
Dissection Tools: Dissecting Tray
The specimen being dissected is placed upon this surface.
Dissection Tools: Rubber Mat
You can place dissecting pins onto this tool to keep them from getting lost.
Dissection Tools: Scalpel
A small knife that should be kept sharp. You use it to make incisions during a dissection.
Directional Terms: Lateral
The term used to describe body parts further away from the body's midline.
Directional Terms: Medial
A term used to describe body parts close to the midline of the body.
Directional Terms: Ipsilateral
Body parts that are found together on a single side of the body.
Directional Terms: Contralateral
Things located on opposing sides of the body.
Directional Terms: Anterior / Ventral
A term referring to something located near the front part of the body.
Directional Terms: Posterior / Dorsal
The term that refers to things found towards the back of the body.
Directional Terms: Cranial / Cephalic
The term used when talking about something near the body's head or above a different object.
Directional Terms: Caudal
In a dissection, this term refers to things found closer to the feet or beneath other things.
Directional Terms: Superficial
The term used to refer to a body part close to the surface or skin.
Directional Terms: Deep
A term that describes something distant from the body's surface.
Directional Terms: Proximal
Appendage parts that are closer than other parts to where the appendage connects to the body.
Directional Terms: Distal
Parts of a limb that are farther away from where the appendage connects to the body than other parts.

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