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Horizontal plane that divides the body into a top half and bottom half.
Divides the body into right and left sides.
Divides the body into a front section and a back section
Body parts distant to the point of reference.
Body parts close to the point of reference.
Point of reference
The main trunk of the body.
Imaginary lines drawn through the body at various parts to separate the body into sections.
Larger than the dorsal cavity. Has two distinct cavities separated by the diaphragm.
One long, continuous cavity located on the back of the body.
Contains the brain.
Contains the spinal cord
Spaces within the body that contain vital organs.
Body parts that are above other body parts.
Body parts that are below other body parts.
Body parts located near the head.
Body parts located near the sacral region.
Body parts close to the midline.
Body parts located away from the midline.
Located in the chest and contains the esophagus, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, and large blood vessels.
Divided into an upper part and a lower part. Contains the stomach, small intestine, most of the large intestine, appendix, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen.
Lower abdominal cavity. Contains the urinary bladder, the reproductive organs, and the last part of the large intestine.
Cavity for the eyes.
Cavity for the nose structures.
Cavity for the teeth and tongue.
Ventral or anterior
Body parts in front of the body.
Dorsal or posterior
Body parts on the back of the body.
RUQ, LUQ, RLQ, LLQ,
Above the stomach
Near the umbilicus or belly button
Hypogastric or pelvic
Below the stomach
Below the ribs
Iliac or inguinal
Near the groin
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