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Anatomical Position

BIO 208: A&P - Anatomical Position Terminology

Anterior Front
Posterior Back
Dorsal Back
Cranial Towards head
Cephalic Towards head
Superior Up
Caudal Towards trunk
Inferior Down
Medial Towards middle
Lateral Away from middle
Proximal Near the middle
Distal Away from the middle
Superficial Near surface
Deep Inwards
Transverse Plane Horizontally splits top and bottom
Sagittal Plane Splits left and right
Frontal Plane Splits front and back
Prone Lying face down
Supine Lying face up
Created by: nke1992