body planes and directional terms

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distal

body parts away from the point of reference

transverse

horizontal plane that divides the body into a top and bottom half

lateral

body parts away from the midline

inferior

body parts below the transverse

ventral or anterior

body parts on the front of the body

midsaggital

plane that divides the body into a right and left side

proximal

body parts close to the point of reference

cranial

body parts located near the head

superior

body parts above the transverse plane

dorsal or posterior

body parts on the back of the body

medial

body parts close to the midline

caudal

body parts located near sacral region or tail

frontal

plane that divides body into front and back section

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