ACE - Chapter 1- Human Anatomy - Anatmoical, directional, regional terms

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anterior

toward the front (ventral)

superficial

External; located close to or on the body surface

superior

Toward the head

proximal

Toward the attached end of limb, origin of the structure or midline of body

medial

toward the midline of the body

frontal plane

a longitudinal section that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts; lies at a right angle to the sagittal plane

sagittal plane

a longitudinal section that divides the body or any of into right and left sections

transverse plane

also known as the horizontal plane; and imaginary line that divides the body or any of its parts into superior and inferior sections

anterior

toward the front (ventral)

superficial

External; located close to or on the body surface

superior

Toward the head

proximal

Toward the attached end of limb, origin of the structure or midline of body

medial

toward the midline of the body

frontal plane

a longitudinal section that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts; lies at a right angle to the sagittal plane

sagittal plane

a longitudinal section that divides the body or any of into right and left sections

transverse plane

also known as the horizontal plane; and imaginary line that divides the body or any of its parts into superior and inferior sections

posterior

toward the back

inferior

away from the head

lateral

away from the midline of the body

distal

away from the attached end of the limb, origin of the structure, or midline of the body

deep

internal; located further beneath the body surface than the superficial structures

cervical

regional term referring to the neck

thoracic

Regional term referring to portion of the body between the neck and the abdomen; also knows as the chest (thorax)

lumbar

regional term referring to the portion of the back between the abdomen and the pelvis

plantar

the sole or bottom of the feet

dorsal

the top surface of the feet and hands

palmar

the anterior of ventral surface of the hands

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