Body Planes and Directions

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Body Planes and Directions
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2010-08-24 20:41:17
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terms describing planes and anatomical direction terms
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  1. 1) A section that is cut vertically down the body, dividing the body into right and left.
    2) If it is cut equally, it is a...
    • 1) Sagittal section
    • 2) Median or Midsagittal section
  2. A section that is cut vertically down the body, splitting it into anterior and possterior parts.
    Frontal or Coronal section
  3. A section cut horizontally, dividing into superior and inferior parts
    Tranverse section or Cross section
  4. Above
    Superior
  5. Below
    Inferior (cadual*)


    *only to the "tail"
  6. In front of
    Ventral (anterior*)


    *only in humans
  7. Behind
    Dorsal (*posterior)


    *only in humans
  8. On the inner side of.
    Ex: the heart is ____ to the arms
    medial
  9. on the outer side of
    ex: the arms are ___ to the chest
    lateral
  10. Closer to the point of attatchment to the body trunk.
    ex: the elbow is ___ to the wrist
    Proximal
  11. Farther from the point of attatchment to the body trunk.
    ex: the knee is ___ to the thigh
    Distal
  12. At the body surface
    ex: the skin is ___ to the skeleton
    Superficial (external)
  13. Away from the surface, more internal
    ex: the lungs are ___ to the rib cage
    Deep (internal)

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