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Anatomical position consists of?
- Body erect
- Face pointed forward
- Upper limbs at sides with palms facing forward
- Lower Limbs are parallel to each other
- Feet pointed forward
Divides the body into equal right
and left halves.
Any plane that lies parallel
to the median plane and divides the body into unequal right and left halves.
A vertical plane dividing
the body into an anterior (front) and posterior (back) section.
Divides the body into a
superior and inferior section.
- (transverse, transaxial, cross-section)
In a joint between neck vertabrae
Around the cavity is the Fibrous capsule.
Body cavities that contain organs have?
Lines the cavity
Covers the organ
Front of the body
Back of the body
Refering to structures superior or above
- Ex: Skin is superficial to skeletal muscle.
- Ex: Scalp is superficial to the skull.
Used when referring to
structures beneath other structure(s)
- Ex: Skeletal muscles are deep to the skin
- Ex: Skull is deep to the Scalp
Used to describe the surfaces of the hand and foot
Ex: back of hand (posterior)
Anterior surface of the hand?
Ex: Anterior of hand (anatomical position)
Sole of the foot?
Refers to both the right and left sides
Occurring only on one side of the body
Found on the same side of the body
Structures occurring on opposite sides of the body
A _____ is where two bones meet, and a muscle or tendon crosses that _____.
Decreases the angle between two bones
Increases the angle between two bones
Decreases the angle between the foot and leg
Standing on your toes
Moving away from the median plane
Moving back toward the median plane
Palm of the hand faces posterior
Palm of hand faces anterior as in anatomical position
Elevation of the lateral edge of the foot
Elevation of the medial edge of the foot
Describing a 360-degree movement – ball and socket joints
Turning the anterior surface of the limb toward the midline of the body
Turning the anterior surface of the limb away from the midline of the body
Moves a part of the body superiorly
Moves a part of the body inferiorly
The touching of the thumb to
the terminal pads of the fingers.
Allows us to grasp objects and hold them securely
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