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Anatomical position

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Superior/cranial

Toward the head end or upper part of the body; above

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Inferior/ caudal

Away fom the head end or toward the lower part Ida structure or the body; below

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Anterior/ventral

Toward or at the from of the body; in front of

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Posterior/dorsal

Toward or at the back of the body; behind

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Medial

Toward or at the midline of the body

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lateral

Away from the midline of the body; outer side of

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Intermediate

Between a more medial and lateral structure

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Proximal

Closer to attachment to trunk

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Distal

Farther away from attachment to trunk

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Superficial (external)

Toward the body surface

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Deep

Interal, away from body surface

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Sagittal plane

A verticals plane that divides the body into right and left parts

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Median plane/midsagittal

Lies exactly on the midline

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Parasagittal plane

All other Sagittal planes which do not sit on the midline

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Frontal/ coronal plane

Vertical plane that separates body into anterior and posterior

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Transverse plane

Horizontal plan running from left to right dividing body into superior and inferior

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Cross section

A transverse section

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Oblique section

Cuts mad diagonally between horizontal and vertical planes; rarely used

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What is anatomy?

The study of the structure of the human body.

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What is physiology?

The study of function of the body.

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What is gross anatomy?

Macroscopic/ study of large body structues.

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What is regional anatomy?

When all structures in a particular region of the body are studied at the same time.

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What is systematic anatomy?

When body structure is studied region by region.

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What is surface anatomy?

The study of internal structures as they relate to the overlying skin surface

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What is microscopic anatomy?

Deals with structures of body that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

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What is cytology?

The study of cell. A branch of microscopic anatomy concerned with cells.

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What is developmental anatomy?

The study of structural changes through out a lifespan.

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What is embryology?

A subdivision of developmental anatomy, concerned with developmental changes that occur before birth.

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What is pathological anatomy?

The study of structural changes caused by disease.