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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
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