Fetal Pig Dissection

Following the dissection manual instructions, you will dissect your fetal pig, identifying major structures as you go. Document your dissection by taking digital pictures of the major structures as you progress. Each major structure will need to be identified by label and arrow using Google Slides, PowerPoint or an equivalent. The terms list has 60 major structures. Each digital image must have a handwritten identifier within the picture, helping to verify its authenticity.

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General Anatomical Structures:

  1. achilles tendon
  2. abdominal aorta
  3. brachiocephalic artery
  4. brachiocephalic vein
  5. calcaneus bone
  6. celiac artery
  7. cecum
  8. carotid artery
  9. cornea
  10. coronary artery
  11. cystic duct
  12. diaphragm
  13. ductus arteriosus
  14. duodenum
  15. epiglottis
  16. esophagus
  17. external acoustic meatus
  18. gall bladder
  19. gastrocnemius muscle
  20. gender identification
  21. heart
  22. hemiazygous vein
  23. ileocecal valve
  24. inferior vena cava
  25. jugular vein
  26. kidney
  27. larynx
  28. liver
  29. lung
  30. masseter muscle
  31. mesenteric artery
  32. nictitating membrane
  33. pancreas
  34. phrenic nerve
  35. pinna
  36. pulmonary trunk
  37. pyloric sphincter
  38. renal artery
  39. renal vein
  40. small intestine
  41. spiral colon
  42. spleen
  43. stomach
  44. subclavian artery
  45. subclavian vein
  46. submandibular salivary gland
  47. superior vena cava
  48. thoracic aorta
  49. trachea
  50. thymus gland
  51. thyroid gland
  52. umbilical vein and arteries
  53. ureter
  54. urinary bladder
  55. vagus nerve (cranial nerve X)

Male Anatomical Structures:

  1. ductus deferens
  2. epididymis
  3. penis
  4. testis
  5. urogenital opening

Female Anatomical Structures:

  1. ovary
  2. uterine tube
  3. urogenital papilla
  4. vagina
  5. uterine horn
  • For each picture, identify anterior, posterior, dorsal, and ventral directions as appropriate/necessary.
  • Include the term’s number when labeling your photos; each project will have 60 labeled terms.
  • Don’t forget that each of your photos needs to have your handwritten identifier in each shot.
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