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Ventral

Toward the front of the body or anterior side

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Superior

Toward the head

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Inferior

Toward the feet.

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Cephalic

Toward the head

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Caudal

Toward the feet or tail

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Medial

Toward the middle

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Lateral

Toward the side, or away from the middle

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Sagittal

A plane that divides the body into left and right sides. Not necessarily equal sides.

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Mid-Sagittal

A plane that divides the body into equal left and right sides.

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Coronal

A plane that separates the front and the back of the body. Also called the frontal plane.

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Transverse

A plane that separates the body into a too and bottom part. Also called the axial plane.

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Proximal

Near the point of attachment it midline.

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Distal

Farthest from the point of attachment or midline. (Has more Distance)

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Abduct

To move Away from the body.

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Adduct

To move toward the body

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Anatomical position.

To stand erect with arms to the sides with palms facing anteriorly.

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Flex

To tighten a muscle by contraction; to bend.

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Extend

To stretch out to the full length.

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Posterior

To the back

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Anterior

To the front

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Dorsal

To the back