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1
Q

Ventrally

A

Toward the belly of an animal

2
Q

Dorsally

A

Toward the back of an animal

3
Q

Medially

A

Toward the body midline/center

4
Q

Laterally

A

On the side

5
Q

Proximally

A

Toward an origin

Closest to the body midline

6
Q

Distally

A

Away from an origin

Farther from the body midline

7
Q

Superficial

A

Toward the surface

8
Q

Deep

A

Away from the surface

9
Q

Cranially

A

Toward the head

10
Q

Caudally

A

Toward the tail

11
Q

Palmar

A

Surface contact of forepaw

12
Q

Plantar

A

Surface contact of hind paw

13
Q

Abduction

A

Movement away from median plane

14
Q

Adduction

A

Movement toward median plane

15
Q

Rotation

A

Movement of part around axis

16
Q

Supination

A

Lateral rotation

Palmar/plantar faces medially

17
Q

Pronation

A

Medial rotation

Palmar/plantar faces laterally

18
Q

Frontal plane (dorsal/ventral)

A

Runs horizontally (dorsal vs ventral)

19
Q

Transverse plane

A

Runs through midsection of body (cranial vs caudal)

20
Q

Sagittal plane (lateral)

A

Divides left/right

21
Q

Median plane

A

Sagittal plane that is equal