Med Review- Body planes, Divisions, Regions, Directions,& Anatomical Position

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Body is divided into_______ anatomical planes


Four anatomical planes of the body

Frontal(coronal), Transverse(Axial), Sagittal(median), Midsagittal


front and back (anterior and posterior)






upper and lower at the waist


Right and left


equal right and left

Abdomenal quadrants (4)

Right upper, Left upper, Right lower, Left lower

Right upper quad contains

part of liver, gallbladder and intestines

Left upper quad contains

part of liver, stomach, pancreas, spleen and intestines

Right lower quad contains

part of intestines, appendix, right ureter, ovary, and fallopian tube

Left lower quad contains

part of intestines, left ureter, ovary and fallopian tube

Regions of the abdomen (tic,tac,toe)

top sides- R & L hypochondriac, bottom sides- R & L inguinal, middle sides- R & L lateral, top middle- epigastric, center middle - umbilical, lower middle- hypogastric

There are ______ directional terms



away from the trunk


toward the trunk


away from the midline



Anterior (ventral)

front, in front of

Posterial (dorsal)

back, in back of

Inferior (caudal)

lower, below

Superior (cephalic)

at the head, above

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