Flashcards in Anatomico-Medical Terminology Deck (15):
Which plane divides the body into a front and back portion?
Frontal (coronal) plane
Which plane divides the body into an upper and lower portion?
Transverse (axial) plane
What is another name for the transverse plane?
What is the anatomical position? (Which everything is described relative to)
Standing erect, face forwards, arms by side, palms facing forwards, feet together, toes forward
What term is used for when you're lying face down?
Prone (think accident prone because you can't see)
What term is for when you are lying face up?
What parts are included in the axial skeleton?
Skull, sternum, ribs, spine, coccyx
What parts are included in the appendicular skeleton?
Arms, clavicle, scapula, pelvis, legs etc
Are the back of the legs and arms dorsal or ventral?
Ventral (opposite to trunk)
Are the front of the arms and legs dorsal or ventral?
Dorsal (opposite to trunk)
What word describes something closer to the midline of the body? And which for further away?
Lateral for further away
What word describes for when nearer the root of a limb? And for further away?
Distal (away from root)
What word describes nearer the surface of a transverse section?
What word describes something nearer the core of a transverse section?