Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Anat Planes & Dir

Anatomical Planes and Directions

The vertical plane that runs lengthwise from front to back and divides the body or any of its parts into right and left portions. Sagittal Plane
The vertical plane that divides the body into front and back portions. Frontal Plane
The horizontal plane that divides the body or its parts into upper and lower portions. Transverse Plane
More toward the head, or above another surface. Superior
More toward the feet or tail, or below another structure. Inferior
More toward the front or belly-side of the body. Anterior
More toward the back or spinal cord side of the body. Posterior
Refers to the middle or near the middle of the body or the structure. Medial
Refers to the side. Lateral
Located nearer to the point of attachment to the body. Proximal
Located farther away from the point of attachment. Distal
More toward the surface of the body. Superficial
Further away from the surface of the body. Deep
The body lying horizontally and facing upward. Supine
The body lying horizontally and facing downward. Prone
Created by: rusha