Bio 290: Anatomical Terms Of Relative Position

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When it comes to observing the body it is important for a student to know which side is which and the different terms sides for the different locations in the body. The Bio 290 qui below on anatomic terms of relative positions is designed to help you do just that. Give it a shot!


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  • 1. 
    The relative position of Cranial or Superior is defined as:
    • A. 

      Closer to the surface of the body

    • B. 

      Toward the head

    • C. 

      Toward the front

  • 2. 
    The term Medial is defined as:
    • A. 

      Toward the midline

    • B. 

      Toward the side, away from the midline

    • C. 

      Closer to the trunk of the body (Limbs)

  • 3. 
    Closer to the surface of the body
    • A. 

      Superficial

    • B. 

      Ventral or Anterior

    • C. 

      Deep

  • 4. 
    Ventral or Anterior is defined as:
    • A. 

      Toward the tail or feet

    • B. 

      Toward the back

    • C. 

      Toward the front

  • 5. 
    Toward the tail or feet defines:
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Deep

    • C. 

      Caudal or inferior

  • 6. 
    Distal is defined as:
    • A. 

      Further away from the trunk of the body (Limbs)

    • B. 

      Toward the midline

    • C. 

      Closer to the trunk of the body (Limbs)

  • 7. 
    Closer to the center of the body:
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Deep

    • C. 

      Superficial

  • 8. 
    Proximal is defined as:
    • A. 

      Toward the head

    • B. 

      Toward the back

    • C. 

      Closer to the trunk of the body (Limbs)

  • 9. 
    Toward the back:
    • A. 

      Dorsal or Posterior

    • B. 

      Ventral or Anterior

    • C. 

      Caudal or Inferior

  • 10. 
    Toward the side, away from the midline
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Lateral

  • 11. 
    Frontal (Coronal) divides the body into right and left pairs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Midsagittal divides the body into equal right and left halves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sagittal divides the body into right and left halves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Parasagittal divides the body into unequal cranial and caudal parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Transverse divides the body into cranial and caudal parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False