Anatomical Terms

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Anatomical Terms
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  1. Coronal (Frontal) Plane
    Divides the body into front and back.
  2. Sagittal (Median) Plane
    Divides the body into left and right.
  3. Transverse (Horizontal) Plane
    Divides the body into top and bottom.
  4. Superior, Cephalic
    Toward the head, above
  5. Inferior, Caudal
    Toward the feet, below
  6. Anterior, Ventral
    Front
  7. Posterior, Dorsal
    Back
  8. Medial
    Toward the midline
  9. Lateral
    Toward the side, away from the midline
  10. Proximal
    Nearer to the trunk
  11. Distal
    Farther from the trunk
  12. Apex
    Tip of an organ
  13. Base
    Bottom of an organ
  14. Superficial
    Toward or on the skin
  15. Deep
    Away from the skin, inside the body
  16. Abduction
    Movement away from the midline
  17. Adduction
    Movement toward the midline
  18. Flexion
    To bend
  19. Extension
    To straighten
  20. Plantar
    Bottom of foot
  21. Palmar
    Palm of hand
  22. Inversion
    Turning inward
  23. Eversion
    Turning outward
  24. Pronation
    Turning the palm or foot downward
  25. Supination
    Turning the palm or foot upward

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