Terms of orientation and planes of reference

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1. 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
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2. What is meant by the term superficial?

  • Closest to the surface of the body
  • Furthest from the surface of the body
  • Closest to the trunk
  • Furthest from the trunk

3. How does the sagittal plane divide the body?

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

4. What direction does inferior/caudal refer to?

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

5. What is meant by the term proximal?

  • Closest to the surface of the body
  • Furthest from the surface of the body
  • Closest to the trunk
  • Furthest from the trunk

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