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Planes, Sections, and Directional Terms
Terms in this set (29)
the study of the body structures and their relationships.
the study of the body functions and how the structures work together.
the cutting apart of body structures in order to better understand their relationships.
imaginary flat surfaces that are used to divide the body or body structures in order to visualize internal anatomy.
a vertical plane dividing the body into left and right parts.
a vertical plane dividing the body into EQUAL left and right parts.
a vertical plane that is parallel to the mid-sagittal plane.
a lengthwise plane running from side to side and dividing the body into front and back parts.
a horizontal plane passing through the body from front to back and dividing the body into equal upper and lower parts.
a lengthwise plane passing through the body at a 45º angle to a sagittal plane or to the median plane. (diagonal line)
closer to the head
farther from the head
front of the body
back of the body
farther from the midline of the body
on the same side of the body
on opposite sides of the body
closer to the vertebral column ("back")
away from the vertebral column ("belly")
nearer to a point of reference
farther from a point of reference
below the surface
on the surface
away from the surface
near the surface
at or near the middle
at or near the edge
at the wall of a body cavity
within a body cavity
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