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vet med term chpt.2

chapter 2 directional planes

Ventral Belly or underside of a body or body part
Cranial Towards the head
Anterior Front of the body
Rostral Nose end of the head
Cephalic Pertaining to the head
Medial Towards the midline
Superior Uppermost, above, or towards the head
Proximal Nearest the midline or nearest to the begining of a structure
Superficial Near the surfice
Dorsal Back
Caudal Toward the tail
Posterior Rear of the body
lateral way from the midline
Inferior Lowermost, below, towards the tail
Distal Farthest from the midline or farthest from the beggining of a structure
Midsagittal plane Divides the body into equal right and left halves
Sagittal plane Divides the body into unequal right and left parts
Dorsal plane Divides the body into dorsal and ventral parts
Transverse plane Divides the body into cranial and caudal parts
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