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Lab Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Midsagittal Vertical plane that passes midway through the body; Equal.
Medial Right and Left sides.
Parasagittal Vertical plane dividing body into unequal left and right sides, on either side of midsagittal.
Frontal, Coronal Vertical plane that divides body into anterior and posterior parts.
Horizontal, Transverse Parallel to the ground dividing body into upper and lower halves.
Anatomical Position The body is erect, feet together, palms facing forward and thumbs pointing away from the body.
Longitudinal Refers to long axis.
Transverse At right angles to long axis.
Oblique Slanting.
Median, Superior, Cephalic The midline or center plane (a location) toward the head or upper part of structure.
Cranial Inferior, Caudal Toward the tail or lower part of structure.
Medial Nearer to midline or center plane (a direction).
Lateral Further from midline or center plane.
Anterior Toward or at the front; in front of.
Posterior Toward or at the rear; behind.
Dorsal Refers the the back; also back of hand and top of foot.
Ventral Refers to the front.
Deep Further from surface, refers to solid form.
Superficial Nearer to surface, refers to solid form.
Internal Inside, refers to wall of cavity of a hollow form.
External Outside, refers to wall of cavity of a hollow form.
Proximal Nearer to root of limb; nearer to axial skeleton.
Distal Further from root of limb; farther away from axial skeleton.
Palmar Refers to palm-side of hand.
Plantar Refers to sole of foot.
Supine Forearm and hand, turned palm-side upward.
Prone Forearm and hand, turned palm-side downward.
Invert Turn inward (as food at ankle joint).
Evert Turn outward (as foot at ankle joint; also lower lip).
Intermediate Between other structures.
Ipsilateral On the same side of the body.
Contralateral On the opposite sides of the body.
Created by: maryjanesvans