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14 Cards in this Set

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Anatomical Position
"standing at attention", palms forward, thumbs away from the body
Axial part of the body
Head, neck and trunk
Appendicular part of the body
Includes the limbs
Sagittal Plane
Divides the body into left and right parts
Frontal Plane
Divides the body into anterior and posterior parts
Transverse Plane
Divides the body into superior and inferior parts
Inferior (caudal)
Away from the head, toward the lower part of the body
Anterior (ventral)
Front of the body
Posterior (dorsal)
Back side of the body
Closer to the trunk of the body where the limbs are attached
Toward the surface
Internal, away from the surface of the body
Dorsal body cavity
Includes the cranial cavity and the spinal cavity
Ventral Body Cavity
Includes the thoracic (chest) cavity and the abdominopelvic cavity (stomach area)