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Body Planes and Directional Terms. All right class…first things first!. cephalic. Pos. Anterio. caudal. posterior. lateral. Review your body planes & directional terms!. coronal. medial. Median (Midsagittal) Plane. Divides body into equal right & left halves.

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Body planes and directional terms

Body Planes and

Directional Terms


Body planes and directional terms

All right class…first things first!

cephalic

Pos

Anterio

caudal


Body planes and directional terms

posterior

lateral

Review your

body planes &

directional terms!

coronal

medial


Median midsagittal plane

Median (Midsagittal) Plane

Divides body into equal right & left halves.


Frontal coronal plane

Frontal (Coronal) Plane

Divides body into front & back portions.


Transverse plane

Transverse Plane

Divides body into upper & lower portions.


Medial

Medial

Moving towards the midline of the body


Body planes and directional terms

Lateral

Moving towards the side of the body


Anterior ventral

Anterior (Ventral)

Front part of body

anterior


Posterior dorsal

Posterior (Dorsal)

posterior

Back part of the body


Body planes and directional terms

Superior

(cephalic)

Towards the feet

Towards the head

Inferior

(caudal)


Body planes and directional terms

And you thought

anatomy would

be boring!


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