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Study Section 5

Terms pretaining the Body as a whole.

Anterior(Ventral) Front surface of the body.
Deep Away from the surface.
Distal Far from the point of attachment to the trunk. Far from the begining of a structure.
Frontal(Coronal) plane Vertical plane dividing the body or structure inot anterior and posterior portions.
Inferior(Caudal) Below another structure; pertaining to the tail or lower portion of the body.
Lateral Pertainig to the side.
Medial Pertainig to the middle.
Posterior(dorsal) back surface of the body.
Prone Laying on the belly(face down, palms down).
Proximal Near the point of attachment to the trunk or near the beginning of a structure.
Sagittal(lateral)plane Lengthwise, vertical planie dividing the body or stucture inot right and left sides.
Midsagittal Plane divids the body into right and left halves.
Superficial On the surface
Superior(cephalic) Above another structure; pertaining the head.
Supine Lying on the back(face up, palms up).
Transverse plan Horizontal plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions.
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