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Lab/Lecture

TermDefinition
Coronal/ Frontal Divides body into anterior and posterior sections
Transverse Divides body into upper and lower sections
Oblique Divides body at an angle
Sagittal Divides body into any amt of left and right sections
Mid-sagittal Divides the body into left and right sections
Distal The structure farther to the origin or point of attachment.
Proximal The structure closest to the origin or point of attachment.
Lateral structures located away from the midline of the body.
Medial structures located toward the midline of the body.
Inferior below or towards the lower portion of the body.
Superior above or towards the head
Anterior refers to the front of the body or a structure in front of another one. Another term for this direction is ventral.
Posterior refers to the back of the body or a structure located behind another one. Another term for this direction is dorsal.
Deep refers to the back of the body or a structure located behind another one. Another term for this direction is dorsal.
Superficial close to the body surface.
Bilateral identical structures located on opposite sides of the body.
Ipsilateral structures on the same side of the body.
Contralateral structures located on opposite sides of the body diagonally.
Created by: paritabajadeja