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Anatomy

Anatomical Descriptions

TermDescription
Median Plane Longitudinal line divides body into Left/Right halfs (middle of Sagittal)
Saggital Plane Longitudinal line divides torso, head or limbs into Left/Right halfs
Coronal or Frontal Longitudinal line divides that divides the body into front and back parts
Transverse or Cross Divides the body or body parts into upper and lower parts, perpendicular to longitudinal plane.
Crainial Closer to the head
Superior Higher or above another part or region
Caudal Closer to the feet
Inferior Lower or below another part or region
Anterior Towards the front
Ventral Towards the Anterior (front) Side
Posterior Towards the back
Superior Upper or above
Inferior Lower or below
Ventral Towards the anterior (front) side
Superficial on or near the surface
Deep distant from the surface
Proximal Nearest to the beginning or to the point of attachement
Distal Furthest from a specific point or from a point of attatchement
Created by: walter