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Body Planes and Ori


Proximal Closer to the center, proximal and approximate come from the same word and mean close
Distal Farther away from the center, distal and distant come from the same word and mean far
Lateral Out to the side, think of a quarterback lateraling a football to a running back
Medial Toward the middle, like the median of the highway
Ventral/Antral/Anterior The front, the word ventral means " stomach"
Dorsal/Posterior The back, the dorsal fin on a shark is on its back
Cranial Toward the top
Caudal Toward the bottom, from Latin, for tail
Superior Above
Inferior Below
Prone Lying down on belly
Supine Lying down on back
Contralateral Opposite side
Ipsilateral Same side
Unilateral One side
Bilateral Both sides
Dorsum The top of the hand or foot
Plantar The sole of the foot
Palmar The palm of the hand
Created by: jtaylor1529
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