335 1.3 Anatomical Position and Planes of Reference

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335 1.3 Anatomical Position and Planes of Reference
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  1. References to Anatomical Position
    6
    • ventral / anterior
    • dorsal / posterior
    • cranial / rostral
    • caudal
    • superior / supra
    • inferior / infra
  2. Anatomical Position
    • standing erect, facing forward, arms at side with feet and palms facing forward
    • p 5 figure 1.1
  3. Planes of Reference
    3
    • frontal / coronal section
    • transverse / cross sectional / horizontal
    • sagittal
  4. frontal / coronal section
    divides the body into front and back halves
  5. sagittal
    divides the body into left and right halves (does not have to be equal)
  6. midsagittal / median sagittal view
    • divided equally into two parts
    • right and left
  7. transverse / cross-sectional / horizontal
    divides the body into top and bottom halves
  8. inferior / infra
    below or lower to the ground
  9. superior / supra
    above or upper
  10. caudal
    toward the tail
  11. ventral / anterior
    toward the front or belly of the body
  12. cranial / rostral
    toward the head
  13. dorsal / posterior
    toward the back or rear of the body

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