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distal
proximal
plantar
palmar
rostral
frontal
caudal
cranial
dorsal
ventral
lateral
transverse
oblique
sagittal
axial
mesial

Anatomy Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

inferior
superior
caudal
cranial
posterior
anterior
lateral
medial
dorsal
ventral
frontal
sagittal
transverse
distal
proximal
supine
prone
anatomical
homeostasis
urinary
digestive
respiratory
endocrine
cardiovascular
muscular
nervous
skeletal
integumentary
histology
cytology

Basic Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

belly or underside ventral
back dorsal
towards the head cranial
towards the tail caudal
nose end of the head rostral
pertaining to the head cephalic
toward the midline medial
away from the midline lateral
uppermost superior
lowermost inferior
nearest the midline proximal
farthest from the midline or structure distal
near the surface superficial
away from the surface deep
caudal surface of front paw palmar
caudal surface of back paw plantar
lying on back dorsal
lying on belly ventral
lying on the side lateral

BODY DIRECTIONS, PLANES AND CAVITIES Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

AWAY FROM DISTAL
TOWARD THE MIDLINE MEDIAL
TOWARD THE BACK DORSAL
FRONT ANTERIOR
TOWARD THE SIDE OF THE BODY LATERAL
DIVIDES THE BODY INTO LEFT AND RIGHT PARTS EQUALLY MIDSAGITTAL PLANE
REFERS TO THE HEAD OF THE BODY CRANIAL
TAIL CAUDAL
PLANE THAT DIVIDES THE BODY INTO FRONT AND BACK PARTS FRONTAL PLANE
HORIZONTAL PLANE TRANSVERSE
ABOVE SUPERIOR
DEEP INSIDE THE BODY INTERNAL
CAVITY CONTAINING THE BRAIN CRANIAL
CAVITY CONTAINING THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS AND BLADDER PELVIC
CAVITY CONTAINING THE LUNGS AND HEART THORACIC
CAVITY CONTAINING THE CHEST AND ABDOMEN VENTRAL
CAVITY THAT CONSISTS OF THE CRANIAL AND SPINAL CAVITIES DORSAL CAVITY

Body Planes and Anatomical Directions Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

basic anatomic position
midline
ms rivera
sagittal
frontal
transverse
three planes
body planes
health careers
lateral
medial
inferior
anterior
distal
proximal

Anatomical Positions and Planes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

front surface anterior
back surface posterior
divides body into left and right sections sagittal plane
divides body into front and back frontal plane
divides body into upper and lower sections transverseplane
toward the head cephalic
away from the point of origin distal
deep within the body internal
toward the side of the body lateral
toward the midline medial
lying face down prone
lying on back with palms upward supine
front of the body ventral
cavity with contains the brain cranial
chest cavity thoracic

Directional Terms/Body Regions Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Above or toward the head superior
Below or toward the feet inferior
Toward the midline medial
Away from the midline lateral
Toward the front side anterior
Toward the backside (rear) posterior
Toward the front (belly) ventral
Toward the back dorsal
Closer to the point of attachment proximal
Farther from the point of attachment distal
Closer to the surface superficial
Below the surface deep
Lying on back, face up supine
Lying on belly, face down prone
A body plane that divides the body into left and right parts sagittal
A body plane that divides the body into superior and inferior parts transverse
A body plane that divides the body into equal left and right parts midsagittal
A body plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts coronal

Anatomical terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a part is above another part, or closer to the head superior
a part is below another part, or toward the feet inferior
toward the front anterior
towards the back posterior
toward the midline of the body medial
toward the side of the midline lateral
a part that is closer to the trunk than another point proximal
part that is further from the trunk than another point distal
in the inside deep
back side dorsal
the belly side ventral
in the outside superficial
Science dealing with the structures of humans/animals and dissections and the separation of parts anatomy
Plane that divides the body into right and left portions sagittal
Planes that divides the body into superior and inferior portions Transverse
Plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior portions Coronal
Lower middle portion hypogastric region
Upper middle portion Epigastric region

Body Structure/Anatomical Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

lying on floor face up supine
pertaining to the upper stomach region epigastric
constant internal environment homeostasis
combining form meaning tissue histo
another term for back dorsal
prefix that means away from ab
suffix that means inflammation itis
term that means to the side lateral
term that means further away from distal
pertaining to tail caudal
opposite of anterior posterior
plane that divides the body from anterior and posterior coronal plane
plane that divides the body into superior and inferior transverse plane
divides the body into equal left and right sides midsagittal
directional term that means lying face down prone
term that refers to neck cervical
cyt/o means cell
bluish discoloration of the skin cyanosis
what is the suffix that means disease pathy
the abbreviation bx means biopsy
suffix that means specialist in the study of logist

Chapter 5: The Human Body-Planes, Directional, and Movement Terms and Anatomical Positions Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

The superficial landmarks of the body that serve as guides to the structures that lie beneath them. Topographic Anatomy
The position of reference in which the patient stands facing you, arms at the side, with the palms of the hands forward. Anatomic Position
An imaginary plane where the body is cut into front and back parts. Coronal Plane
An imaginary line where the body is cut into top and bottom parts. Transverse (axial) Plane
An imaginary line where the body is cut into left and right parts. Sagittal (lateral) Plane
An imaginary vertical line drawn from the middle of the forehead through the nose and the umbilicus to the floor creating equal halves. Midsagittal Plane (midline)
The part of the body or any body part nearer to the head. Used as a comparative term. Superior
The part of the body or any body part nearer to the feet. Used as a comparative term. Inferior
Parts of the body that lie further away from the midline. Lateral (outer)
Parts of the body that lie closer to the midline. Medial (inner)
Parts of the body that are closer to the torso. Used as a comparative term for the extremities. Proximal
Parts of the body that are farther from the torso. Used as a comparative term for the extremities. Distal
Closer to or on the skin. Superficial
Farther inside the body and away from the skin. Deep
The anterior or belly side of the body. Ventral
Posterior or spinal side of the body. Dorsal
The front of the hand. Palmar
The bottom of the foot. Plantar
The bending of a joint. Flexion
The straightening of a joint. Extension
Motion toward the midline. Adduction
Motion away from the midline. Abduction
A body part that appears on both sides of the midline. Bilateral
A body part that appears on only one side of the midline. Unilateral
The sections of the abdominal cavity. Quadrants

Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 1 Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is a metabolic process that involves the building up of complex materials from simpler ones (food and oxygen) and requires energy. Anabolism
This is a metabolic process that involves the breaking down and changing of complex substances into simpler ones, with a release of energy and carbon dioxide. Catabolism
Means front or in front of, also known as ventral. Anterior
Means back or in back off, also known as dorsal. Posterior
This refers to direction and means skull or head end of the body. Cephalic
This refers to direction and means tail end. Caudal
Means toward the midline or median plane of the body. Medial
Means away or toward the side of the body. Lateral
Means toward the point of attachment to the body or toward the trunk of the body. Proximal
Mean away from the point of attachment or farthest from the trunk. Distal
Imaginary anatomical dividing lines that are useful in separating body structures. Planes
Divides the body into right and left parts. Sagittal plane
Bisects the body into right and left halves. Midsagittal plane
Vertical cut that divides the body into anterior and posterior portions. Coronal Plane
Horizontal cut that divides the body into upper and lower portions. Transverse
Region located just below the sternum. Epigastric
Region also known as pubic area. Hypogastric
Cavity that encloses the teeth and tongue. Buccal cavity
The study of tissues and organs that make up the entire body of an organism, Histology