Terms of orientation and planes of reference

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  • Created on: 04-01-16 15:13

1. How does the sagittal plane divide the body?

  • Divides the body into left and right sections
  • Divides the body into top and bottom
  • Divides the body into front and back sections
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2. What is meant by the term medial?

  • Moving towards the midsagittal plane along the coronal plane
  • Moving away from the midsagittal plane along the coronal plane

3. How does the transverse plane divide the body?

  • Divides the body into front and back sections
  • Divides the body into top and bottom
  • Divides the body into left and right sections

4. What is meant by the term lateral?

  • Moving away from the mid-sagittal plane along the coronal plane
  • Moving towards the mid-sagittal plane along the coronal plane

5. What direction does posterior/dorsal refer to?

  • Towards the back
  • Towards the head
  • Towards the belly
  • Towards the tail

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