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Directional Terms Quiz

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RUQ
(right upper quadrant) right upper side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains liver and gallbladder
LUQ
(left upper quadrant) left side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains spleen
RLQ
(right lower quadrant) right lower side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains appendix
LLQ
(left lower quadrant) left lower side of abdomenopelvic cavity; contains large intestines
Anterior
front of the body
Posterior
back of body
Proximal
closer to midline
Distal
farther from midline
Ventral
pertaining to the front
Dorsal
pertaining to the back
Medial
toward center of body
Lateral
away from center of body
Coronal Plane
splits body into anterior and posterior
Transverse Plane
body split in half at belly button
Midsagittal Plane
equal division
Sagittal Plane
unequal division