Human Anatomy Chapter 1

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Body Regions, planes, and directions
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cephalic

head

2

otic

ear

3

frontal

forehead

4

occipital

back of head

5

oral

mouth

6

buccal

cheek

7

mental

jaw

8

nasal

nose

9

opthalmic

eye

10

cervical

neck

11

pectoral

chest

12

umbilical

naval

13

abdominal

lower stomach

14

axillary

underarm

15

vertebral

midline of back

16

costal

ribs

17

pelvic

hip

18

gluteal

rear end

19

inguinal

groin

20

lumbar

lower back

21

perineal

between anus and external genitalia

22

brachial

upper arm

23

antebrachial

forearm

24

carpal

wrist

25

cubital

elbow (pointy part)

26

antecubital

front of elbow

27

palmer

palm of hand

28

femoral

thigh

29

crural

lower leg

30

popliteal

back of knee

31

patellar

front of knee

32

pedal

foot

33

plantar

sole of foot

34

cutaneous

skin

35

anterior/ventral

toward front

36

posterior/dorsal

toward back

37

superior (axial only)

toward the top

38

inferior (axial only)

toward the bottom

39

medial

toward the midline

40

lateral

away from midline

41

proximal (appendicular only)

towards point of insertion

42

distal (appendicular only)

away from point of insertion

43

superficial

toward outside

44

deep

away from outside

45

ipsilateral

same side

46

contralateral

opposite side

47

frontal/coronal

divides body into anterior and posterior (front and back)

48

transverse/horizontal (cross section)

divides body into superior and inferior (top and bottom)

49

sagittal

divides body into right and left sides

50

midsagittal

divides body into right and left sides directly down midline

51

oblique

made at an angle