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Planes of the Body

Sagittal Plane Divides body into left and right sides - runs down centre of the body
Frontal Plane Divides body into Anterior (Front) and Posterior (Back)
Transverse Plane Divides body into Superior (upper) and Inferior (lower) halves
Posterior or Dorsal Closer to or at the back of the body
Medial Closer to the Midline or Mid-sagittal plane of the body
Lateral Further from the Midline of the body
Proximal Closer to the attached end of the limb (eg elbow more proximal than fingers)
Distal Further from attached end of limb (toes more Distal than ankles)
Superficial Towards or on the surface of the body
Deep Away from surface
Prone Face down (eg Push up position)
Supine Face up (eg Sit up position)
Created by: aant