Anatomical Position,directions And Planes

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Anatomical Positions And Anatomical Directions As Well As Planes Or Body Section 

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Anatomical Position
 
Body is in an erect position w/ arms at sides
supine
 
body is lying face upward
Prone
 
Body is lying face downward
Superior
 
Towards the head 
Inferior 
 
Towards the feet 
Anterior
 
front
posterior
 
back
Medial 
 
towards the midline 
Lateral 
 
Towards the sides 
Proximal 
 
toward the trunk or point of origin
Distal 
 
away from the trunk or farther from point of origin
Superficial 
 
Nearer the surface
Deep
 
farther from surface
Sagittal 
 
Divides body into left and right going from front to back 
Midsagittal 
 
Unique type of sagittal plane divided body into two equal halves
Frontal or coronal 
 
Divided body into front and back runs side to side 
Transverse
 
Divides body into lower and upper portions runs horizontal