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midsagittal
vertical plane that passes midway through the body; equal
medial
right and left sides
parasagittal
vertical plane dividing body into unequal left and right sides, on either side of midsagittal
frontal, coronal
vertical plane that divides body into anterior and posterior parts
horizontal
parallel to the ground dividing body into upper and lower
transverse
halves
anatomical position
the body is erect, feet together, palms facing forward and thumbs pointing away from the body
longitudinal
refers to long axis
transverse
at right angles to long axis
oblique
slanting
median
the midline or center plane (a location)
superior, chephalic, cranial
toward the head or upper part of struction
inferior, caudal
toward the tail or lower part of structure
medial
nearer to midline or center plaine (a direction)
lateral
further from midline or center plane
anterior
toward or at the front; in front of
posterior
toward or at the rear; behind
dorsal
refers to the back; also back of hand and top of foot
ventral
refers to the front
deep
further from surface, refers to solid form
superficial
nearer to surface, refers to solid
internal
inside, refers to wall of cavity of hollow form
external
outside, refers to wall of cavity of a hollow form
proximal
nearer to root of limb; nearer to axial skeleton
palmar
refers to palm-side of hand
plantar
refers to sole of foot
supine
forearm and hand, turned palm-sid upward
prone
forearm and hand, turned palm-side downward
invert
turn inward (as foot at ankle joint)
evert
turn outward (as foot at ankle joint; also lower lip)
intermediate
between other structures
ipsilateral
on the same side of the body
contralateral
on opposite sides of the body