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PCOM Medical Term

Chapter 2 Study Section 5 (Targets included)

anterior Front surface of the body
deep away from the surface
distal far from the point of attachment to the trunk or far from the beginning of the structure
frontal (coronal) plane vertical plane dividing the body or structure into anterior and posterior portions
inferior (caudal) below another structure; pertaining to the tail or lower portions of the body
medial pertaining to the middle or near the medial plane of the body
posterior (dorsal) back surface of the body
prone lying on the belly
proximal near the point of attachment to the trunk or near the beginning of a structure
sagittal (lateral) plane legthwise, vertical plance dividing the body or structure into right and left sides. From the Latin sagitta, meaning arrow. As an arrow is shot from a bow it enters the body in the sagittal plane
superficial on the surface
superior above another structure; pertaining to the head
supine lying on the back
transverse (cross sectional or axial) plane horizontal plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions
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