Anatomy, levels of organization

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body positions, planes of body, body cavities

superior

towards the head going up

inferior

towards the feet, going down

anterior/ventral

the front of the body

posterior/dorsal

towards the back of the body

medial

near the mid line of the body, towards the sternm

lateral

towards the outside of the body, going away from the mid line

intermediate

between two structures

proximal

towards the point of origin

ipsilateral

on the same side

contralateral

on the opposite side

superficial

towards the surface

deep

away from the surface,deeper into the body

sagittal

lengthwise cut that divides the body into right and left portions

transverse

a horizontal cut, divides the body into superior and inferior

frontal

divides the body into anterior and posterior portions

dorsal cavity

cranial and spinal

ventral cavity

thoracic and abdominopelvic

cranial cavity houses...

brain

spinal cavity houses...

spinal cord

thoracic cavity

upper portion of torso

abdominal cavity

lower portion of torso

pelvic cavity houses...

pelvis

cavities in the head

oral, nasal, orbital, and middle ear cavities

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