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GEN ANA 2 lesson 1

introduction to head and neck anatomy

TermDefinition
anatomic position erect position, arms at sides, palms and toes directed forward, with eyes looking forward
anterior front of area
apex pointed ends of conical structure
contralateral structure on opposite side
deep structure located inwards and away from surface
distal area farther away from median plane
dorsal back of area
external outer side of wall of hollow structure
frontal plane plane related to imaginary line dividing body at any level into anterior and posterior parts
frontal section section through any frontal plane
horizontal plane plane related to imaginary line dividing body at any level into superior and inferior parts
inferior area facing away from head and toward feet
internal inner side of wall of hollow structure
ipsilateral structure on the same side
lateral area farther away from median plane
medial area closer to median plane; considered mesial within dentition
median structure at median plane
median plane plane related to imaginary line dividing body into right and left halves
midsagittal section section through median plane
posterior back of area
proximal area closer to median plane
sagittal plane planes of body related to any imaginary plane parallel to median plane
superficial structure located toward surface
superior area facing toward head and away from feet
transverse section section through any horizontal plane
ventral front of area
Created by: genana2lab