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Human Anatomy

Body planes, directions, and body cavities
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Medial/midsagittal
divides in right & left halves
Parasagittal
divides in right & left halves, but not even halves
Frontal/coronal
divides person in front & back
Transverse
divides in bottom & top halves
Superior
towards the head, above
inferior
towards the feet, below
anterior
towards front of body
posterior
towards back of body
medial
midline of body
lateral
away from the midline
Proximal
closer to point of attachment
distal
further from point of attachment
superficial
closer to surface of skin
deep
further from surface of skin
Prone
laying face down
supine
laying face up