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superior

body part on top or closer to head

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inferior

body part below or towards the feet

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anterior

Front

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another word for anterior

ventral

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posterior

back

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another word for posterior

dorsal

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medial

closer to the medial aspect of body, midline

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lateral

toward the sides of the body, outside

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proximal

closer to the trunk then another part

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trunk

main part

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distal

farther from the trunk then another part

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superficial

near surface

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deep

more internal

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sagittal (medial) plane

lengthwise cut that divides body into left and right

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midsagittal

body divided equally along midline

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transverse (Horizontal) plane

refers to cut that divides body into superior and inferior, top and bottom

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frontal (coronal) plane

divides body into anterior and posterior, front and back

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abdominal

between thorax and pelvis

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acromial

Point of shoulder

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axillary

armpit

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brachial

upper arm

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carpal

wrist

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cephalic

The head

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cervical

neck

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costal

ribs

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dorsal

back

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femoral

thigh

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gluteal

buttocks

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inguinal

groin

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lumbar

low back

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occipital

lower back of head

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pectoral

chest

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pedal

foot

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popliteal

behind knee

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sacral

posterior region between the hip bones

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vertebral

spinal column