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chapter 2 directional planes

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Ventral   Belly or underside of a body or body part  
Cranial   Towards the head  
Anterior   Front of the body  
Rostral   Nose end of the head  
Cephalic   Pertaining to the head  
Medial   Towards the midline  
Superior   Uppermost, above, or towards the head  
Proximal   Nearest the midline or nearest to the begining of a structure  
Superficial   Near the surfice  
Dorsal   Back  
Caudal   Toward the tail  
Posterior   Rear of the body  
lateral   way from the midline  
Inferior   Lowermost, below, towards the tail  
Distal   Farthest from the midline or farthest from the beggining of a structure  
Midsagittal plane   Divides the body into equal right and left halves  
Sagittal plane   Divides the body into unequal right and left parts  
Dorsal plane   Divides the body into dorsal and ventral parts  
Transverse plane   Divides the body into cranial and caudal parts  


   






 
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