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Anatomical terms of location


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sagittal plane
longitudinal plane dividing the body into LEFT and RIGHT
parasagittal plane
any plane parallel to the midsagittal plane
coronal plane
longitudinal plane dividing the body into VENTRAL and DORSAL parts
transverse plane
any plane perpendicular to the sagittal and the frontal planes, dividing the body into SUPERIOR and INFERIOR parts
proximal
NEAREST to the trunk or the point of origin - limbs & organs
distal
FARTHEST from the trunk or the point of origin - limbs & organs
lateral
farthest away (left or right) from the midline
medial
closest to the midline
ventral
closer toward the FRONT of the body
dorsal
closer toward the BACK of the body
deep
towards the INTERIOR of the body
superficial
towards the EXTERIOR of the body
superior
towards the TOP of the body - especiall the trunk and head
inferior
towards the lower part of the body - often referring to the trunk