The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

Terms and Defs


  1. Define anatomy.
  2. Define physiology.
  3. Briefly describe the skeletal system.
  4. Briefly describe the muscular system.
  5. Describe the following: cell, tissue, organ and system.
  6. List the 3 types of system and give examples of each.
  7. A good understanding of the anatomical directions used in veterinary science is essential. Explain the following terms: distal, proximal, caudal, cranial, ventral, dorsal, palmar, plantar and rostral.
  8. What is the difference between medial and lateral?
  9. What are the terms used to describe relative distances from the surface of the body?
  10. What are the terms used to describe relative depths within the organs and body cavities?
  11. List 5 functions of the skeletal system.
  12. State the 3 types of skeleton and briefly describe each.