3 - ANA: Module 1: Directional Terms and Body Planes
stand in an upright position (erect), facing forward, feet flat on ground.
What is the anatomical position?
toward the head or upper part of a structure.
away from the head or toward the lower part of a structure
nearer to or at the front of the body
nearer to or at the back of the body
nearer to the midline of the body or structure
between two structures
nearer to the attachment of a limb to the trunk; nearer to the point of origin
farther away from attachment of a limb to the trunk; further from the point of origin
toward or on the surface of the body
away from the surface of the body
on the same side of the body
on the opposite side of the body
pertaining to the outer wall of a body cavity
pertaining to the inner wall of a body cavity
vertical plane divides the body into right and left sides
vertical plane divides the body into equal right and left sides
vertical plane divides into unequal right and left sides
vertical plane, divided body into anterior and posterior portions
horizontal plane, divides body (organ) into superior (top) and inferior (bottom) portions
passes through body (organ) at an angle between the transverse plane