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Superior

Above

1

Inferior

Below

2

Medial

Towards mid-line

3

Lateral

Away from mid-line

4

Dorsal/ posterior

Back/behind

5

Ventral/ anterior

Front/ infront

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Superficial

Close to or on the surface

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Deep

Further from surface

8

Ipsilateral

Same side

9

Contralateral

Opposite side

10

Proximal

Toward trunk

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Distal

Away from trunk

12

Afferent

Carrying to (sensory)

13

Efferent

Carry away (motor)

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Caudal

Toward tail

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Cephalic

Toward head

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What does a transverse line divide?

Superior & inferior

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What does a sagittal line divide?

Right & left

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What does a coronal line divide?

Anterior & posterior

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What cavities does the dorsal cavity consist of?

Cranial & spinal

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What cavities does the ventral cavity consist of?

Thoracic, abdominal & pelvic ( abdomino-pelvic)

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What is the name of the 3 upper abdomino-pelvic regions?

Right hypochondrial, epigastric, left hypochondrial

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What is the name of the 3 central regions of the abdomino-pelvic cavity?

Right lunbar, umbilical, left lumbar

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What are the names of the 3 lower regions of the abdomino-pelvic cavity?

Right iliac, hypogastric, left iliac