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Study of the Skeleton Systematic Anatomy Regional Anatomy Cartilage Bones Ligaments
Normal Anatomical Position
The skeleton is positioned as it would be in a living person who is standing on two feet, eyes and head forward, hands at the side with the palms turned outward. The skeletons right side is your right side etc.
Anatomical Planes FRONTAL (or coronal)
separates the body into Anterior and Posterior parts MEDIAN (or midsagittal) separates body into Right and Left parts HORIZONTAL separates the body into Superior and Inferior parts SAGITTAL any plane parallel to the median plane