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frontal plane

runs side to side; slices body into anterior and posterior

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sagittal plane

runs front to back; slices body in left and right portions

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transverse plane

runs horizontally and slices body into upper and lower portions

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dorsal

posterior; back side of the body

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cranial

inside the skull

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vertebral

inside the vertebral column

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thoracic

heart and lungs

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ventral

anterior; front of the body

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abdominal

above pelvic, liver, intestines, stomach, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas

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pelvic

some reproductive organs, urinary bladder, parts of intestines

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pneumon/ia

disease of lungs characterized by inflammation

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a/nemia

condition where blood is deficient in red blood cells

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pod/iatric

medical care of human foot

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ger/iatric

medical care of elderly

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ped/iatric

medical care of young

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psych/iatric

medical care of mentally ill

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ab/duction

movement away from the midline

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ad/duction

movement toward the midline

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ad/diction

movement toward a habit

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ad/hesion

adhering to another part

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ante/version

turning forward

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ante/felxion

bending forward

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circum/scribed

limited in space, usually talking about skin (boil)

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circum/or/al

around the mouth

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circum/cision

cuts around foreskin of the penis

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circum/duction

moving around in a circular motion

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circum/ocul/ar

around the eyes

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incision

cutting into

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excision

cutting out of

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con/genit/al

born with congenital effect