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Chabner,Ch2,Sect VI

Chabner, Language of Medicine 7th ed Chapter 2 Section VI

position/directionrelationship
anterior (ventral) front side of the body
posterior (dorsal) the back side of the body
deep away from the surface
superficial on the surface
proximal near the point of attachment to the trunk, or near the beginning of a structure
distal far from the point of attachment to the trunk, or far from the beginning of a structure
inferior below another structure
superior above another structure
medial pertaining to the middle or nearer the medial plane of the body
lateral pertaining to the side
supine lying on the back
prone lying on the belly
frontal (coronal) plane vertical plane dividing the body or structure into anterior & posterior portions
sagittal (lateral) plane lengthwise vertical plane dividing the body or structure into right & left sides
transverse (cross-sectional, or axial) plane plane running across the body parallel to the ground, dividing the body or structure into upper & lower portions.
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