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Transverse plane

(imaginary) Horizontal line that divides the body or any of its parts into superior (top) and inferior (bottom) sections

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Frontal plane

(imaginary) Line that divides the body or any of its parts into anterior (front) and posterior (back) parts; at right angle to the sagittal plane

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Sagittal plane

(imaginary) Line that divides the body or any of its parts into right and left sections; at right angle to the frontal plane

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Anterior (ventral)

Toward the front

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Posterior (dorsal)

Toward the back

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Superior

Toward the head

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Inferior

Away from the head

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Medial

Toward the midline of the body

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Lateral

Away from the midline of the body

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Proximal

Toward the attached end of the limb, origin of the structure, or midline of the body

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Distal

Away from the attached and of the limb, origin of the structure, or midline of the body

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Superficial

External; located close to or on the body surface

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Deep

Internal; located further beneath the body surface than the superficial structures

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Cervical

Regional term referring to the neck

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Thoracic

Regional term referring to the portion of the body between the neck and the abdomen; also known as the chest (thorax)

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Lumbar

Regional term referring to the portion of the back between the abdomen and the pelvis

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Plantar

The sole or bottom of the feet

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Dorsal

The top surface of the hands and feet

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Palmer

The anterior (ventral) surface of the hands

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Arthro

Joint

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Bi

Two

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Brachium

Arm

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Cardio

Heart

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Cephalo

Head

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Chondro

Cartilage

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Costo

Rib

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Dermo

Skin

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Hemo, hemat

Blood

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Ilio

Illium

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Myo

Muscle

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Os, osteo

Bone

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Pulmo

Lung

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Thoraco

Chest

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Tri

Three