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Anatomy, levels of organization

body positions, planes of body, body cavities
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superior
towards the head going up
inferior
towards the feet, going down
anterior/ventral
the front of the body
posterior/dorsal
towards the back of the body
medial
near the mid line of the body, towards the sternm
lateral
towards the outside of the body, going away from the mid line
intermediate
between two structures
proximal
towards the point of origin
ipsilateral
on the same side
contralateral
on the opposite side
superficial
towards the surface
deep
away from the surface,deeper into the body
sagittal
lengthwise cut that divides the body into right and left portions
transverse
a horizontal cut, divides the body into superior and inferior
frontal
divides the body into anterior and posterior portions
dorsal cavity
cranial and spinal
ventral cavity
thoracic and abdominopelvic
cranial cavity houses...
brain
spinal cavity houses...
spinal cord
thoracic cavity
upper portion of torso
abdominal cavity
lower portion of torso
pelvic cavity houses...
pelvis
cavities in the head
oral, nasal, orbital, and middle ear cavities