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Anatomical Directions by ME55CW


									Body Cavities
Body Regions
Body Quadrants
Body Planes
Directional Terms
 Anterior    toward the front
 Posterior   toward the back

 Cranial     toward the head
 Caudal      toward the tail

 Dorsal      toward the back
 Ventral     toward the belly
Directional Terms
 Distal     away from the trunk
 Proximal   toward the trunk

 Inferior   below
 Superior   above

 Lateral    to the side
 Medial     toward the midline
Directional Terms
 Prone         face down
 Supine        face up

 Deep          away from the surface
 Superficial   near the surface

 Plantar       bottom of foot
 Palmar        palm of the hand

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