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ANATOMICAL POSITIONS

TermDefinition
SAGITTAL PLANES (LONGITUDINAL) DIVIDES THE BODY INTO RIGHT AND LEFT SECTIONS
MIDSAGITTAL PLANES DIVIDES THE BODY INTO EQUAL RIGHT AND LEFT SECTIONS
PARASAGITTAL PLANES DIVIDES THE BODY INTO UNEQUAL RIGHT AND LEFT SECTIONS
CORONAL PLANES (FRONTAL) DIVIDES THE BODY INTO ANTERIOR (FRONT) AND POSTERIOR (BACK) SECTIONS
SUPERIOR TOP SECTION
INFERIOR BOTTOM SECTION
ANTERIOR FRONT SECTION
POSTERIOR BACK SECTION
TRANSVERSE (HORIZONTAL) DIVIDES THE BODY INTO SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR SECTIONS
HORIZONTAL PLANE DIVIDES THE BODY INTO SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR SECTIONS
FRONTAL PLANE CORONAL PLANE
LONGITUDINAL PLANE SAGITTAL PLANE
MEDIAN PLANE MIDSAGITTAL PLANE
A PLANE DIVIDES THE BODY OR ORGAN INTO ? SECTIONS
CEPHALAD TOWARD TOP OF THE HEAD
CAUDAD TOWARD THE SOLES OF THE FEET
MEDIAL CLOSER TO THE MIDSAGITTAL PLANE OR MIDDLE
LATERAL FURTHER AWAY FROM MIDSAGITTAL PLANE
VENTAL BELLY SIDE
DORSAL BACK SIDE
PROXIMAL NEARER TO THE CENTER OF THE BODY OR ORGAN
DISTAL FURTHER AWAY FROM THE CENTER OF THE BODY OR ORGAN
SUPERFICIAL ON OR CLOSER TO THE SKIN OR SURFACE OF AN ORGAN
DEEP UNDER OR FARTHER AWAY FROM THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN OF AN ORGAN
CENTRAL WITHIN OR NEAR THE CENTER
PERIPHERAL AT OR NEAR THE EDGE
VISCERAL COVERING OF AN ORGAN
EXTERNAL OUTSIDE OR CLOSER TO THE SKIN OR SURFACE OF AN ORGAN
INTERNAL INSIDE OR FURTHER AWAY FROM THE SKIN OR SURFACE OF AN ORGAN
IPSILATERAL SITUATED ON OR AFFECTING THE SAME SIDE OF THE BODY
CONTRALATERAL SITUATED ON OR AFFECTING THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE BODY
AFFERENT CARRYING TOWARD A BODY PART OF CENTER OF AN ORGAN
EFFERENT CARRYING AWAY FROM A BODY PART OR CENTER OF AN ORGAN.
SUPERFICIAL ANATOMY THE STUDY OF THE SURFACE OF THE BODY
LANDMARKS LOCATIONS
SUPINE LYING FLAT ON BACK
Created by: ishanow2016