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RUQ

(right upper quadrant) right upper side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains liver and gallbladder

LUQ

(left upper quadrant) left side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains spleen

RLQ

(right lower quadrant) right lower side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains appendix

LLQ

(left lower quadrant) left lower side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains large intestines

Anterior

front of the body

Posterior

back of body

Proximal

closer to midline

Distal

farther from midline

Ventral

pertaining to the front

Dorsal

pertaining to the back

Medial

toward center of body

Lateral

away from center of body

Coronal Plane

splits body into anterior and posterior

Transverse Plane

body split in half at belly button

Midsagittal Plane

equal division

Sagittal Plane

unequal division

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