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Locating Terms

Locating Terms in Anatomy

Cephalic Referring to the head or to the head end of a structure
Caudal Referring to the tail or tail end of a structure
Palmar Referring to the palm of the hand
Plantar Referring to the sole of the foot
Greater Curvature Referring to the outer and longer portion of a curved structure
Lesser Curvature Referring to the inner and shorter portion of a curved structure
Q1 Anatomy Jill Leary
medial Midline
Lateral Furthest from midline/side
Anterior Frontal
Superior Above
Posterior Backside/rear
Inferior Below
Parallel to the midline Sagital Plane
The horizontal plane Transverse plane
The vertical plane Coronal plane
Created by: eellis