ANATOMY ALPHABET–Just for fun
A abdomen, aorta,, adnoise, artery, arm, appendix, adipose
Adipose: fat connective tissue in body
B Brain, bowel, blood, bones bladder
Bladder: hollow vessel that stores filtered urine from kidneys
C cells, clavicle,chest, capillaries, coccyx
Coccyx: know as the tail bone at end of spine
D deltoid muscle, digestive tract, diaphragm
Diaphragm: flat muscle separating thoracic cavity containing heart
and lungs from abdominal cavity. Important in respirations.
E ears, eyes, esophagus
Esophagus: muscular tube connecting throat to stomach
F femur, feet, fingers, fallopian tubes
Fallopian tubes: in females where fertilization occurs.
G Gallbladder: it’s function is to store and concentrate bile. a digestion enzyme,
produced by the liver
H head, heels, heart
Heart: four chambers, two atria and two ventricle working together to
pump oxygenated blood to all parts of your body.
I Instep, intestines, ileum, ilium
Ileum: the last and usually the longest division of the small intestine’
Ilium: the upper and widest of the three bones that make up each side
of hipbone and pelvis.
J Two parts, upper jaw ( maxilla} which is fisxed and lower jaw (mandible}
which is moveable. They work in opposition to bite and chew food.
K knees, kidney
Kidney: two in body work to filtrate waste products, regulate electrolytes and
stimulation of red blood cell production.
L legs, liver, lymph nodes, larnyx, ligament
Ligament: tough fibrous connective tissue which holds bone to bone.
M Muscles: Responsible for movement in human body. There are 700 named
muscles which make up about half of body weight.
N neck, nose, navel
navel: known as the belly button, the link to your birth mother.
O occiput: the back of the skull
P pancreas, pelvis, pituitary
Pituitary: A small pea sized gland at the base of the brain. This is the master gland
controlling the endocrine system of the body.
Q Quadriceps: A group of four muscles called quads in the front thigh essential for walking and running.
R respiratory system, ribs
Ribs: Curved bones protecting the thoracic cavity (heart and lungs). Twelve pair in humans with the 11th and 12th pair half the size of the others and do not reach the front of the body, these are called floating ribs.
S stomach, scapula, skeleton, shoulder, spleen, sternum and skin
Skin: Three layers, epidermis top outer layer, the dermis middle layer contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles and sweat glands, the deepest layer is the hypodermis made of fat and connective tissue. Skin keeps our body together and is a barrier against microorganisms.
T Thorax, tonsils, thyroid, tongue
Tongue: Not the strongest muscle in the body as once been told, but probably the most tireless. Used for tasting, licking, swallowing and speech.
U uterus, ulna, uvea
Uvea: An inner layer of the eye which includes the iris, (colored part of the eye), the blood vessels (choroid), and the ciliary body (the ring of muscle tissue that changes the size of the pupil.
V vertebra, vein
vein: blood vessels with tiny valves to help return blood to heart for oxygenation. When the valves get sloppy or sluggish, blood pools and causes vericose veins.
W wrist, white blood cells
White blood cells: Also called leukocytes are important part of immune system. They increase in number to attack bacteria and viruses that invade the body.
X xiphoid: small bone at end of sternum.
Y Yellow marrow: The marrow at ends of long bones in adults that is yellow with fatty connective tissue.
Z zygomatic bone: The bone on each side of the face known as the cheekbone.