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Anatomical Directional Terms. Anterior (ventral) : In front of, toward the front, toward the belly Posterior (dorsal) : Behind, toward the back. Distal : Away from, farther from the origin (either the trunk of the body or a specified location) Proximal : Near, closer to the origin

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Anatomical directional terms

Anatomical Directional Terms


Anatomical directional terms

  • Anterior (ventral): In front of, toward the front, toward the belly

  • Posterior (dorsal): Behind, toward the back


Anatomical directional terms

  • Distal: Away from, farther from the origin (either the trunk of the body or a specified location)

  • Proximal: Near, closer to the origin

  • Superior: Aboveanother part of the body

  • Inferior: Belowanother part of the body


Anatomical directional terms

  • Lateral: Toward the side, away from the mid-line

  • Medial: Toward the mid-line (middle)away from the side

  • Superficial: near the surface (also, peripheral)

  • Deep: more internal parts


Anatomical directional terms

  • Bilateral: paired organs, one on each side of the midline

  • Ipsilateral: structure on the same side of the midline

  • Contralateral: unpaired structure on the opposite side of the midline


Planes

Planes

  • Lateral Plane / Sagittal Plane: divides the body into right and left regions.

    • Median or Midsagittal Plane: Sagittal plane that divides the body into equal right and left regions.

    • Parasagittal Plane: Sagittal plane that divides the body into unequal right and left regions.

  • Frontal Plane / Coronal Plane: divides the body into front (anterior) and back (posterior) regions.

  • Transverse/Axial Plane: divides the body into upper (superior) and lower (inferior) regions.


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