planes of the body

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Frontal (coronal) Plane

Vertical plane dividing the body or structure into anterior and posterior portions.

Sagittal (lateral) plane

lengthwise vertical plane dividing the body or structure into right and left sides

Transcerse plane

Horizontal plane running acroos the body parallel to the ground (cuts them in half)

Anterior (ventral)

Front surface of the body

Posterior (dorsal)

The back side of the body

Deep

Away from the surface

Superficial

on the the surface

proximal

near the point of attachment

Distal

Far from the point of attachment to the trunk or far from the beginning of a structure.

inferior

below another structure (or the bottom)

superior

above another structure (or the top)

Medial

pertaining to the middle (the inside of your thigh

lateral

pertaining to the side (outer thigh)

Supine

laying on your back with tummy up

Prone

Lying on your belly booty up

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