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Body planes, directional terms,body cavities
Are imaginary lines drawn through the body at various parts to separate the body into sections.
Is a horizontal plane that divides the body into a top half and a bottom half.
Body parts above other parts.
Body parts below other parts.
Body parts located near the head.
Body parts located near the sacral region of the spinal column (also known as the "tail").
Midsagittal or Median plane
Divides the body into right and left sides.
Body parts close to the midline, or plane.
Body parts away from the midline.
Frontal or coronal plane
Divides the body into a front section and a back section.
Ventral or anterior
Body parts in front of the plane, or on the front of the body.
Dorsal cavity or posterior
Body parts on the back of the body.
Body parts close to the point of reference.
Body parts distant from the point of reference.
Are spaces within the body that contain vital organs.
Is the long, continuous cavity located on the back of the body.
Contains the brain.
Contains the spinal cord.
Found on the front and is separated into two distinct cavities by the dome-shaped muscle.
Is located in the chest and contains the esophagus, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, and large blood vessels.
Is divides into an upper part and a lower part. It contains the stomach, small intestine, most of the large intestines, appendix, liver, gallbladder, pancreas,and spleen.
Contains the urinary bladder, the reproductive organs, and the last part of the large intestine.
For the eyes.
For the nose.
Or mouth for the teeth and tongue.