Directional Terms

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Front side of body


back side of body


below another structure


above another structure


to the side


toward the midline of the body


through the surface


on or near the surface


near the point of attachment


away from the point of attachment


lying on one's spine facing upward


lying on one's stomach facing downward

Sagittal Plane

divides the body into two parts, right and left

Coronal Plane

divides the body into anterior and posterior sections

Transverse Plane

divides the body horizontally into a top and a bottom part

Midsagittal Plane

divides the body into two equal right and left parts

Dorsal Cavity

Cavity containing the cranial and spinal cavities

Ventral Cavity

Cavity containing the abdominopelvic and thoracic cavities

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