Anatomy Directions and Planes

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trsmartblonde
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Anatomy Directions and Planes
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2011-09-02 21:20:57
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Anatomy flash cards of directional terms and sectional planes
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  1. Anterior (ventral)
    at or towards the front
  2. Posterior (dorsal)
    at or towards the back
  3. Superior (cranial)
    at or closer to the head (supra-)
  4. Inferior (caudal)
    at or closer to the feet (infra-)
  5. Medial
    at or closer to the midsagittal plane
  6. Lateral
    further away from the midsagittal plane
  7. Proximal
    closer to the origin of a structure or to the root of limb
  8. Distal
    further from the origin of a structure or to the root of limb
  9. Superficial (external)
    closer to or on the surface of the body
  10. Deep (internal)
    further from the surface of the body
  11. Frontal (coronal) Plane
    • a section parallel to the long axis of the body
    • divides the body into anterior and posterior portions
    • these "cuts" are referred to as frontal or coronal sections
  12. Transverse (horizontal) Plane
    • lies at right angles (perpendicular) to the long axis of the body
    • divides the body into superior and inferior portions
    • these "cuts" are referred to as transverse (cross) sections
  13. Sagittal (median) Plane
    • a section parallel to the long axis of the body
    • divides the body into right and left portions
    • Midsagittal plane extends directly through the midline
    • Parasagittal plane extends parallel the midline

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