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Anatomical Terms

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What directional term means toward the head? Superior (cranial).
What directional term means toward the bottom? Inferior (caudal).
What directional term means toward the front? Anterior (ventral).
What directional term means toward the back? Posterior (dorsal).
What directional term means toward the midline of the body? Medial.
What directional term means toward the side of the body? Lateral.
What directional term means away from the surface of the body? Internal (deep).
What directional term means toward the surface of the body? External (superficial).
What directional term means toward the main mass of the body? Proximal.
What directional term means away from the main mass of the body? Distal.
What directional term means related to internal organs? Visceral.
What directional term means related to the body walls? Parietal.
The elbow is __________ to the wrist. Proximal.
The chin is __________ to the nose. Inferior.
The shoulder is __________ to the sternum (breastbone). Lateral.
The forehead is __________ to the mouth. Superior.
The skin is __________ to the muscle. Superficial.
The spine is __________ to the esophagus. Posterior.
The nose is __________ to the cheek. Proximal.
The spine is on the __________ side of the body. Dorsal.
The arm is __________ to the torso. Lateral.
The knee is __________ to the hip. Distal.
What plane divides the body into equal right and left sides? The midsaggital plane.
What plane divides the body into upper and lower parts? Transverse plane.
What plane divides the body into front and back parts? Frontal plane.
What plane is a section made an at angle? Oblique plane.
What is a cross section? A section made at right angles to a longitudinal axis.
What is a longitudinal section? A section made parallel to a longitudinal axis.
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