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"Relative Position"

UALR- A&P I- Greg Barnes

Coronal Front and back halves.
Transverse Top and bottom halves.
Sagittal Left and right halves.
Deep More internal. (farther from the surface)
Superficial Closer to the surface.
Distal Farther away (in DIStance) from the mid-line. (when compared to another strcuture.)
Proximal Closer to mid-line. (when compared to another structure)
Bilateral Something found on both sides of the body. (___- meaning "two")
Unilateral Something found on only one side of the body. (___- meaning "one")
Contralateral Referring to structures that are on opposite sides of the body.
Ipsilateral Referring to structures that are on the same side of the body.
Lateral Farther away from mid-line. (when compared to another structure)
Medial Closer to mid-line. (when compared to another structure)
Inferior Closer to the bottom (or foot). (when compared to another structure)
Superior Closer to top (or head). (when compared to another structure)
Posterior The back-side. (sometimes called "dorsal")
Anterior The front-side. (sometimes called "ventral")
Mid-line The "referrence point" line down the axis of the body.
Created by: RLippig