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ACE - Chapter 1- Human Anatomy - Anatmoical, directional, regional terms

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anterior
toward the front (ventral)
superficial
External; located close to or on the body surface
superior
Toward the head
proximal
Toward the attached end of limb, origin of the structure or midline of body
medial
toward the midline of the body
frontal plane
a longitudinal section that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts; lies at a right angle to the sagittal plane
sagittal plane
a longitudinal section that divides the body or any of into right and left sections
transverse plane
also known as the horizontal plane; and imaginary line that divides the body or any of its parts into superior and inferior sections
anterior
toward the front (ventral)
superficial
External; located close to or on the body surface
superior
Toward the head
proximal
Toward the attached end of limb, origin of the structure or midline of body
medial
toward the midline of the body
frontal plane
a longitudinal section that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts; lies at a right angle to the sagittal plane
sagittal plane
a longitudinal section that divides the body or any of into right and left sections
transverse plane
also known as the horizontal plane; and imaginary line that divides the body or any of its parts into superior and inferior sections
posterior
toward the back
inferior
away from the head
lateral
away from the midline of the body
distal
away from the attached end of the limb, origin of the structure, or midline of the body
deep
internal; located further beneath the body surface than the superficial structures
cervical
regional term referring to the neck
thoracic
Regional term referring to portion of the body between the neck and the abdomen; also knows as the chest (thorax)
lumbar
regional term referring to the portion of the back between the abdomen and the pelvis
plantar
the sole or bottom of the feet
dorsal
the top surface of the feet and hands
palmar
the anterior of ventral surface of the hands