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Anatomy- Direc/Plane

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QuestionAnswer
Supine Lying face upwards
Prone lying face downward
Anatomical Position body erect, face forward, feet together, palms face forward
Midsagittal (median) plane Goes right through the middle of the body, cuts the body into right and left halves
Sagittal (Parasagittal) Plane Halves are not equal, cuts the body into right and left halves
Frontal (Coronal) Plane Separates front and back
Transverse (Horizontal/Cross-Sectional) Plane Separates top and bottom, cuts the body horizontally
Oblique Plane Cut at an angle other than a right angle
Longitudinal Plane Plane that cuts through a structure along its longest axis
Superior closer to the head
Inferior Closer to the feet
Anterior In front of, toward the front surface
Posterior In back of, toward the back surface
Dorsal at the back side of the human body
Ventral At the belly side of the human body
Caudal At the rear or tail end
Cranial At the head end
Medial Toward the midline of the body
Lateral Away from the midline of the body
Deep On the inside, underneath another structure, towards the center/core
Superficial On the outside
Proximal Closest to point of attachment to trunk
Distal Farthest from point of attachment to trunk
Created by: Jean-O