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Anatomical Postition
standing facing the viewer, hands down along the side of the trunk, palms forward.
Frontal
divides the body into front and back
Sagittal
divides the body into left and right postions
Midsagittal
equal right and left halves
Parasagittal
unequal right and left halves
Horizontal
divides the body into a top and bottom.
Left
their left (not yours)
Right
their right (not yours)
Superior
towards the head
ex: the eyes are superior to the nose
inferior
towards the feet
ex: the mouth is inferior to the nose
Anterior
towards the front
ex: the belly button is anterior to the butt
posterior
towards the back
Medial
towards the midline
Lateral
Away from the midline
Superficial
towards the body's surface
Deep
inward from the body's surface
ex: Muscles are deep to your skin
Proximal
toward the origin/trunk
ex: the elbow is proximal to the finger
Distal
away from the origin/ trunk
Ipsilateral
on the same side or the reference point
ex: the eye is ipsilateral to the wound
Contralateral
on the opposite side of the reference point
Median
the midline plan dividing the body into left/right halves