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1

Which plane divides the body into a front and back portion?

Frontal (coronal) plane

2

Which plane divides the body into an upper and lower portion?

Transverse (axial) plane

3

What is another name for the transverse plane?

Axial

4

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

5

What term is used for when you're lying face down?

Prone (think accident prone because you can't see)

6

What term is for when you are lying face up?

Supine

7

What parts are included in the axial skeleton?

Skull, sternum, ribs, spine, coccyx

8

What parts are included in the appendicular skeleton?

Arms, clavicle, scapula, pelvis, legs etc

9

Are the back of the legs and arms dorsal or ventral?

Ventral (opposite to trunk)

10

Are the front of the arms and legs dorsal or ventral?

Dorsal (opposite to trunk)

11

What word describes something closer to the midline of the body? And which for further away?

Medial
Lateral for further away

12

What word describes for when nearer the root of a limb? And for further away?

Proximal
Distal (away from root)

13

What word describes nearer the surface of a transverse section?

Superficial

14

What word describes something nearer the core of a transverse section?

Deep

15

Which plane divides the body into L + R?

The Sagittal plane