Presentation on theme: "BASICS IN ANATOMY Body Planes and Cavities. # 1--What is the anatomical position? Anatomical position is a stance the body is placed in. –Stands erect."— Presentation transcript:
# 1--What is the anatomical position? Anatomical position is a stance the body is placed in. –Stands erect –Faces observer –Eyes forward –Feet are flat & directed forward –Arms at sides with palms turned forward.
Common Sense Body Regions Head –Face vs skull –Facial vs Cranial Neck –Cervical for both anterior and posterior Trunk (Torso) –Chest, abdomen, pelvis Upper Limbs (appendages) Lower Limbs (appendages)
#3 Directional Terminology It is important to know terms that describe the position of one body part to another. Anterior vs Posterior*** Superior vs Inferior (s – towards the head and I – away from head) Medial vs Lateral Proximal vs Distal*** Superficial vs Deep (s- surface of body)