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Glossary of AnP

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Ipsilateral
same side of the body or region
Contralateral
opposite sides of the body or region
Supine
lying on the back with face upward
Prone
lying with face down
Recumbent
lying down
Dorsum
superior surface of the foot and tounge; posterior surface of the hand
Transverse (Horizontal or Cross) Body Plane
a horizontal cut dividing the body into superior and inferior parts
Sagittal
a vertical cut that divides the body into left and right parts
Midsagittal
a vertical cut with equal left and right sides
Parasagittal
a vertical cut with left and right unequal cuts
Frontal
Coronal
vertical cut creating a anterior and posterior
Oblique
cut at an angle

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