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Directional Terms


Towards the Head


Lower or Below


Front of In Front of


Behind or Back of


Towards the Midline


Away from the Midline


Towards of Nearest to Trunk of Body


Away from Trunk of Body


Nearer the Surface


Farther away from the Body Surface

What are the 3 Main Body Planes

Sagittal, Coronal (Frontal), and Transverse (Horizontal)

Sagittal Plane

Lengthwise plane running front front to back, separating the body into equal left and right (midsaggital) or into left and right (sagittal)

Coronal (Frontal) Plane

Lengthwise plane running from side to side, separating the body from anterior to posterior

Transverse (Horizontal) Plane

Crosswise plane, separating the upper and lower parts of the body

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