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Flashcards in Body Planes and Anatomical Orientation Deck (23):
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Anterior/Ventral

Towards the front of the body

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Posterior/Dorsal

Towards the back of the body

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Superior

Towards the head of the body

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Inferior

Towards the feet of the body

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Lateral

Away from the midline of the body

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Medial

Towards the midline of the body

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Proximal

Located closer to the midline of the body/structure

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Distal

Located further from the midline of the body/structure

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Supine

Laying face up

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Prone

Laying face down

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Deep

Away from the surface of the body

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Superficial

On, or close to the surface of the body

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Intermediate

Situated between deep and superficial or medial and lateral structures

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Cranial/Cephalic

Towards the head

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Caudal

Towards the tail (or feet, in bipeds)

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Oblique

Slanting or sloping

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Ipsilateral

On the same side

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Contralateral

On the opposite side

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Bilateral

On both sides

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Anatomical Position

Standing upright

Facing forward

Arms at side with palms facing forward and thumbs out laterally

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Mid-Saggital/ Median Saggital Plane

Divides the body left and right symmetrical

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Frontal/Coronal

Divides the body into anterior and posterior

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Horizontal/Transverse

Divides the body into superior and inferior