Anatomical Directions Flashcards


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Superior

above

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Inferior

below

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Anterior

front

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Posterior

back

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Ventral

anterior portion of the body containing the abd and pelvic cavities

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Dorsal

posterior portion of the body containing the brain and spinal cord

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Medial

towards the midline of the body

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Lateral

towards the sides of the body (left/right)

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Proximal

closest to the point of attachment

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Distal

farthest from the point of attachment

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Superficial

close to the surface of the body

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Deep

closer to the deeper portions of the body

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frontal / coronal

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midsagittal

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transverse