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Directional Terms & Body Planes
Terms in this set (17)
structures located above another structure, or toward the head
structures located on the front of the body
structures located on the back of the body
structures located on, or near the midline of the body
structures located away from the midline of the body
structures located between medial and lateral
structures on a limb that are located near where the limb attaches to the body
structures on a limb that are located away from where the limb attaches to the body
structures located near the surface of the body
surfaces located away from the surface of the body
structures located below other structures, or toward the feet
imaginary flat surfaces used to divide the body into definite areas
divides body along a sagittal plane, dividing the body into right and left portions, called a sagittal section
divides the body along the medial line, separating the body into equal right and left portions, called a midsagittal section.
divides along a vertical plane, separating the body into anterior and posterior parts, called a frontal or coronal section.
divides the body along a horizontal plane into superior and inferior parts, called a transverse or horizontal section.
passes through the specimen along an angled plane, called an oblique section
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