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SHS Med Term

Directional Terms, Anatomical Planes and Region and Additional Terms

Anterior, Ventral Toward front of body
Transverse Plane Divides body upper and lower portions
Posterior, Dorsal Toward back of the body
Distal Away from the point of origin
Proximal Closest or near the point of origin
Plantar Pertaining to the sole of the foot
Frontal, Coronal Plane Divides body into anterior and posterior
Palmar Pertaining to the palm of the hand
Medial toward mid-line or middle
Inversion State of turning inward
Prone Lying straight on one's front; facedown
Unilateral Pertaining to one side only
Deep Situated far below the surface
Adduction Drawing toward the mid-line
Cephalic, Superior Toward the top of the body
Superficial Situated near the surface
Extension Increase angle of joint
Bilateral Pertaining to both sides
Flexion Decreases angle of the joint
Afferrent Toward a center
Sagittal Plane divides body into left and right sides
Eversion State of turning outward
Lateral Toward side
Supine Lying straight on one's back; face up
Abduction Drawing away from the middle
Caudal, Inferior Toward lower end of body
Effernet Away from center
Created by: SHeverly