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lying face down

prone

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lying face up

supine

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person is standing upright
feet flat on the floor
arms at the sides
palms & face directed forward is called....

anatomical position

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implies an actual cut or slice to reveal internal anatomy

section

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implies an imaginary flat surface passing through the body

plane

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What are the 3 major anatomical planes?

sagittal
frontal
transverse

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sagittal plane

passes vertically through the body or an organ & divides into left & right

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equal left and right half planes vs unequal left and right half planes

median (midsagittal) plane vs parasagittal plane

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frontal plane

passes vertically and perpendicular to sagittal plane, except it divides the body into anterior & posterior portions

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transverse plane

passes across the body or an organ perpendicular to its long axis, divides into superior & inferior portions

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Words that describe the location of one structure relative to another

directional terms

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toward the front

ventral

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toward the back or spine

dorsal

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toward the ventral side

anterior

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toward the dorsal side

posterior

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toward the head or superior end

cephalic

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toward the forehead or nose

rostral

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toward the tail or inferior end

caudal

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above

superior

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below

inferior

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toward the median plane

medial

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away from the median plane

lateral

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closer to the point of attachment

proximal

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farther from the point of attachment

distal

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on the same side of the body

ipsilateral

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on opposite sides of the body

contralateral

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closer to the body surface

superficial

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farther from the body surface

deep

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used to denote the upper surface of the foot & the back of the hand

dorsum

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what are the 2 major regions of the body & what do they contain?

axial:consists of the head, neck & trunk
appendicular: consists of the upper & lower limbs