Medical Terminology Chapter 2

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Medical Terminology Chapter 2
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2013-05-28 13:22:00
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Body Planes Directions
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Body Planes and Directions
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  1. coronal (frontal) plane
    divides the body into anterior and posterior sections
  2. sagittal plane
    vertical plane that divides the body into right and left sections
  3. medial
    moving toward the midline
  4. lateral
    moving towards either side of the body
  5. transverse plane
    divides the body into superior (top) and inferior (bottom) sections
  6. cephalad
    toward the head
  7. caudad
    moving towards the tailbone
  8. distal
    moving from the attachment point towards fingers or toes
  9. proximal
    moving toward where the limb is attached to the body

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