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Positional & Direc.

Language of Medicine- Chapter 2

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Anterior (Ventral) Front surface 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 attatchment to the trunk or near the beginning of a structure.
Distal Far from the point of attatchment to the trunk or far from the beginning of a structure.
inferior (caudal) Below another structure.
Superior (cephalic) 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 Vetical plane dividing the body or structure into anterior and posterior portions
Sagittal (Lateral) Plane Lengthwise, vertical plane dividing the body or structure into right and left sides. The Midsagittal plane divides the body into right and left halves.
Transverse (Cross-sectional or axial) Plane Horizontal plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions.
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