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13 terms

body planes and directional terms

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distal
body parts away from the point of reference
transverse
horizontal plane that divides the body into a top and bottom half
lateral
body parts away from the midline
inferior
body parts below the transverse
ventral or anterior
body parts on the front of the body
midsaggital
plane that divides the body into a right and left side
proximal
body parts close to the point of reference
cranial
body parts located near the head
superior
body parts above the transverse plane
dorsal or posterior
body parts on the back of the body
medial
body parts close to the midline
caudal
body parts located near sacral region or tail
frontal
plane that divides body into front and back section