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Directional Terminology

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mroozeboom's version from 2016-09-02 15:43

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Question Answer
Frontal (Coronal) PlaneDivides the body into anterior and posterior portions
Saggital PlaneDivides the body into left and right portions
Transverse PlaneDivides the body into superior and inferior portions
Anterior (Ventral)Front part of the body
Posterior (Dorsal)Back Part of the Body
SupreiorToward the head
InferiorToward the feet
MedialToward the midline
LateralAway from the midline
ProximalPortion of a limb closest to the body
DistalPortion of a limb farthest from the body
SupreficialClose to the surface of the body/organ
DeepToward the interior of the body/organ
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