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Anatomical Terms

QuestionAnswer
Anterior or Ventral front or belly side
Posterior or Dorsal back side
Superior closer to the top of the head
Inferior farther away from the top of the head
Medical toward the midline of the body
Lateral away from the midline of the body
Proximal closer to the connection to the body
Distal farther away to the connection to the body
Superficial closer to the surface
Deep farther from the surface
Right right side of the body
Left left side of the body
Axial head, neck, truck
Abdominal belly
Axillary armpit
Cranial or Cephalic head
Cervical neck
Facial face
Inguinal groin
Pelvic lower truck
Thoracic chest
Umbilical navel
Appendicular arms and legs
Brachial arm
Carpal wrist
Cubital elbow
Femoral thigh
Palmar palms of hands
Patellar knee
Plantar soles of the feet
Tarsal ankle
Sagittal Plane separates R from L
Transverse or Horizontal Plane separates top from bottom
Frontal or Coronal Plane separates front from back
Supine anterior surface facing up
Prone anterior surface facing down
Created by: malaysia88