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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


All right class…first things first!

cephalic

Pos

Anterio

caudal


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


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


Superior

(cephalic)

Towards the feet

Towards the head

Inferior

(caudal)


And you thought

anatomy would

be boring!


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