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sagittal plan

divides body into left and right sides

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frontal plane

aka coronal; divides body into front and back

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midsagittal plane

divides body into equal left and right halves

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transverse plane

divides body into top and bottom

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oblique plane

cuts through body at an angle other than 90 degrees

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superior

above

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inferior

below

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anterior

front

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posterior

back

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medial

towards median plane

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lateral

away from median plane

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cranial

AKA cephalad; towards head; same as superior in humans

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caudal

towards tail; same as inferior in humans

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dorsal

back side

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ventral

belly side

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proximal

closer to attachment to trunk

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distal

farther from attachment to trunk

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superficial

AKA external; towards body surface

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deep

AKA internal; away from body surface