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Anatomical Position

normal position of the human body when active

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Anterior

situated more towards the head

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Axis

straight line with respect to which a body or figure is symmetrical

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Caudal

synonym for posterior

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Cranial

of or relating to the brain

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Distal

further from the point of attachment

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Dorsal

back or upper surface

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Frontal Axis

line running left to right through the center of the eyeballs

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Frontal Plane

Any of the vertical planes passing through the body from head to feet

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Kinesiology

scientific study of human movement

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Lateral

to the side

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Medial

towards the middle

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Midline

imaginary line that divides the body in to right and left halves

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Plane

flat surface as determined by three points in space

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Posterior

nearer the rear or hind end

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Prone

lying flat with the chest down and the back up

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Proximal

nearest

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Sagittal Plane

vertical plane that passes from dorsal to ventral, dividing body into two halves

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Superficial

near the surface

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Superior

above; over

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Supine

position of the body, lying down with the face up

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Transverse Plane

divides the body into superior and inferior parts

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Ventral

of or relating to the belly; front side of the human body