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Published on 2nd October 2017

Glossary of anatomy and physiology terms for Level 3 certificate Course


On most anatomy and physiology courses you will need to familiarise yourself with common terms and it is possible that you could be tested on them in your Level 3 ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Certificate. Most body workers will need a good working knowledge of anatomy and physiology to ensure they work safely with their clients. Here is the fourth of 5 glossary lists to help you revise your anatomy and physiology whilst on your course.

Check that the anatomy and physiology course you are on covers all the terms below. You need to be able to work with the public with confidence about the amazing human body.
Membrane
Metabolism
Myosin
Oedema
Osteo
Pain Gate Theory
Pathology
Plantarflexion
Posterior
Posture
Pronation
Prone
Proprioception
Proximal
Repetitive Stress
Retraction        
Rotation
Rupture (muscle, tendon, ligament r.)
Scar Tissue
Spasm
Sprain
Strain
Stress Fracture
Superficial fascia
Superior
Supination (of forearm)
Supine
Symptoms
Syndrome
Synovial Fluid
Synovial Membrane

 

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