Body Planes

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  1. Superior/Inferior
    • Above:
    • The elbow is superior to the hand

    • Below:
    • The foot is inferior to the knee
  2. Anterior/Posterior
    Front/toward the chest side of the body

    Backside of the body
  3. Medial/Lateral
    Towards the midline.

    Away from the midline.
  4. Ipsilateral
    • Same side:
    • The left arm is ipsilateral to the left leg.
  5. Proximal/Distal
    -Closest to the Point of Origin -OR- trunk of the body

    -Farthest away 

    The shin would be proximal end to the knee, and the distal end close to the foot.
  6. Superficial/Deep
    towards the body surface

    farthest from the body surface
  7. Intermediate
    between

    (your heart is intermediate to your lungs)
  8. caudal
    at or near the tail/posterior of the body
  9. visceral
    deep
  10. a plane
    • 2d surface
    • length and width
    • used to locate or describe location of stuctures in your body
  11. Sagittal Plane
    Median, Wheel

    • vertical, divides body into LEFT & RIGHT sides
    • Median Sagittal Plane goes directly down the middle.
  12. Coronal
    Vertical, frontal,door

    vertical that divides body into anterior and posterior
  13. Transverse
    Horizontal, table

Card Set Information

Author:
Anonymous
ID:
280418
Filename:
Body Planes
Updated:
2014-08-08 23:03:34
Tags:
Planes Directions
Folders:
Anatomy
Description:
A&P Body Planes and Directions
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