Directional terms and body planes

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Anterior

in front of or front

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Posterior

In behind of or behind

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Ventral

Towards the front of the body

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Dorsal

Towards the back of the body

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Distal

Away or farthest away from the trunk or the point of origin of the body part

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Proximal

Closer or towards the trunk or the point of origin of the body part

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Median

Midline of the body

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Medial

Towards the median

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Lateral

Away from median

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Superior

Towards the top of the head

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Inferior

Towards the feet

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External

Towards the surface, superficial

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Internal

Away from the surface, deep

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Frontal

Towards the front of the brain

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Occipital

Towards the back of the brain

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Coronal Plane

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Vertical plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior

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Sagittal Plane

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Vertice plane dividing the body into left and right

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Transverse Plane

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Horizontal plane dividing the body into superior and inferior