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Ace Anatomical

Anatomical Directional and Regional

QuestionAnswer
Anterior (ventral) Toward the front
Posterior ( dorsal) toward the back
Superior toward the head
Inferior away from the head
Medial Toward tthe midline of the body ( middle)
Lateral Away of midline (middle ) of the body
Proximal toward the attached end of the limb, orgin of the struture or midline of the body
Distal Away from the attached end of the limb, orgin of a structure or midline of the body
Superficial External located close to or on the body surface
Deep Internal located further beneath the body surface then the superficial structures
Cervical Regional term referring to the neck
Thoracic Regional term refering to the portion of the body between the neck and abdomen also known as the chest
Lumbar Regional term referring to the portion of the back between the abdomen and the pelvis
Plantar The sole or the bottom of the feet
Dorsal The top suface of the feet and hands
Palmar the anterior or ventral of the hands ( palms)
Sagittal plane a longitudinal imaginary line that divides the body or any any parts in to right and left sections (half)
Frontal plane a longitudinal section that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts (side in half)
Tranverse Plane Also known as the horizontal plane. an imaginary line that divides the body or any parts into superior ( head) and inferior (feet)
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