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planes &orientation

directions on the human body using anatomic position

TermDefinition
proximal closer in to the center
distal farther away from the center
lateral out to the side
medial toward the middle
ventral/antral/anterior the front
dorsal/posterior the back
cranial toward the top
caudal toward the bottom
superior above
inferior below
prone lying down on belly
supine lying down on back
contralateral opposite side
ipsilateral same side
unilateral one side
bilateral both sides
dorsum the top of the hand or foot
plantar the sole of the foot
palmar the palm of the hand
sagittal divides the body in slices right o left
coronal divides the body into slices from the front to the back
transverse divide the body from the top to the bottom
Created by: wlinville2
 

 



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