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1

Where is the coronal plane?

This divides the body into front and back

2

What plane divides superior from inferior?

Transverse plane

3

In what direction is superior/ inferior?

Superior is nearer to the head and can also be called cephalic.

4

What are the two different parts of the skeleton?

Axial and appendicular.

5

What does the axial skeleton include?

Spine, sternum, skull, ribs and coccyx.

6

What is the difference between superficial and deep?

Superficial is nearer to the surface.

7

Describe the prone position.

Lying position with face down.

8

What is the difference between Abduction and Adduction?

Abduction is movement away from the midline whilst Adduction is movement towards the midline.

9

What is pronation? What reverses this motion?

Movement of the hand (or other limb) from anatomical position to having the palm facing backwards. Supination reverses this movement.

10

What is inversion/ eversion of the foot?

Inversion have the big toe up and so the soles of the foot are pointing inwards and eversion has the big toe down.

11

Where is the Sagittal plane?

This is a plane which divides the body into both left and right portions.