Anatomical Terminology page

Terms with precise meanings are used to help investigators effectively communicate with one another.

1. Relative position

These terms describe the location of one part with respect to another part.

2. Body sections

Body sections are planes along which the body may be cut to observe the relative locations and arrangements of internal parts.

3. Body regions

Special terms designate various body regions.

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