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Anatomical position

Eyes straight, limbs at the side, palms up

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Midsagittal (median) plane

Located at the midline of the body dividing the body right and left halves

2

Parasagittal (paramerdian) plane

Vertical plane that is parallel to the midsagittal plane

3

Coronal (frontal) plane

Perpendicular to the midsagittal
Running ear to ear across the top of the head, extending to the feet,
Divides body to front and rear position

4

Transverse (horizontal) plane

Perpendicular to midsagittal and coronal plane
The middle of the body
Describe things above and below the plane

5

Anterior (ventral)

Closer to the front of the body

6

Posterior (dorsal)

Position closer to the back

7

Superior (cranial)

Structures located closer to the head

8

Inferior (caudal)

Position closer to feet

9

Medial

Closer to the midline

10

Lateral

Farther from the midline

11

Proximal

Structure located closer to the trunk

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Distal

Greater distance from the trunk

13

Arm

Shoulder to elbow

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Forearm

Elbow to wrist

15

Thigh

Hip to knee

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Leg

Knee to ankle