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Flashcards in Directional Terms Deck (17):
1

Superior

towards head

2

Inferior

towards feet

3

Medial

towards middle of body

4

Lateral

away from center of body (sides of body)

5

Anterior

front of body

6

Posterior (Dorsal)

back of body

7

Proximal

limbs (closer to attachment of body)

8

Distal

limbs (farther away from body)

9

prone

lying face down

10

supine

lying face up

11

Superficial

on the surface of body

12

Deep

inside body

13

Parasagittal plane

separates right from left (not in middle)

14

Midsagittal plane

down middle of body (separates right from left)

15

Frontal Plane

separates anterior from posterior (back and front)

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Transverse Plane

Separates superior and inferior (top and bottom)

17

Oblique plane

not 90 degree angle