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Anterior

Front of an area of the body.

Apex

Pointed end of a conical structure.

Contralateral

Structure on the opposite side of the body.

Deep

Structure located inwards, away from the body surface.

Distal

Area that is farther away from the median plane of the body.

Dorsal

Back of an area of the body.

External

Outer side of the wall of a hollow structure.

Frontal Plane/Coronal Plane

Plane created by an imaginary line that divides the body at any level into anterior and posterior parts.

Frontal Section

Section of the body through any front plane.

Horizontal Plane

Plane created by an imaginary line that divides the body at any level into superior and inferior parts.

Inferior

Area that faces away from the head and toward the feet of the body.

Internal

Inner side of the wall of a hollow structure.

Ipsilateral

Structure on the same side of the body.

Lateral

Area that is farther away from the median plane of the body or structure.

Medial

Area that is closer to the median plane of the body or structure.

Median

Structure at the median plane.

Median Place

Plane created by an imaginary line that divides the body into right and left halves.

Midsagittal Section

Section of the body through the median plane.

Posterior

Back of an area of the body.

Proximal

Area closer to the median plane of the body.

Sagittal Plane

Any plane of the body created by an imaginary plane parallel with the median plane.


A sagittal plane that lies directly on the midline is the Median Plane or Midsagittal Plane.

Superficial

Structure located towards the surface of the body.

Superior

Area that faces toward the head of the body, away from the feet.

Transverse Section

Section of the body through any horizontal plane.


Divides body into superior and inferior parts.

Ventral

Front of an area of the body.