5th period exam Anatomical positions and Terms of Direction

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frontal plane

divides the body into anterior and posterior

coronal plane

frontal plane

transverse plane

divides the body into superior and inferior portions

cross-section

a transverse plane

median plane

divides into left and right

midsaggital

divides into left and right down the middle

superior

above

inferior

below

proximal

closer to the point of attachment

distal

further from the point of attachment

lateral

away from the midline

medial

toward the midline

anterior

Front

posterior

Back

dorsal

top or back

ventral

Front or belly side

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