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Study Section 2.5

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anterior (ventral)front surface of the body
deepaway from the surface
distal far away from the point of attachment to the trunk or far from the beginning of a structure
frontal (coronal) planevertical plane dividing the body or structure into anterior and posterior portions
inferior (caudal)below another surface; pertaining to the tail or lower portion of the body
lateralpertaining to the side
medialpertaining to the middle or near the medial plane of the body
posterior (dorsal) back surface of the body
pronelaying on the belly (face down, palms down)
proximalnear the point of attachment to the trunk or near the beginning of a structure
sagittal (lateral) planelengthwise, vertical plane dividing the body or structure into right and left sides.
superficialon the surface
superior (cephalic)above another structure; pertaining to the head
supinelying on the back (face up, palms up)
transverse (axial) planehorizontal (cross-sectional) plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions
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