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anatomical position 30 supine 30 prone 30 sagittal plane 31 frontal plane 31 transverse plane 31 ventral 32 dorsal 32 anterior 32

posterior 32 superior 32 inferior 32 medial 32 lateral 32 proximal 32 distal 32 superficial 32

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cervical region 32 thoracic region 32 abdominal region 32 viscera 36 serous membrane 36 mediastinum 36 pleural cavity 36

pericardial cavity 37 abdominal cavity 37 pelvic cavity 37 peritoneum 38 peritoneal cavity 38 retroperitoneal 38 mesentery 38 serosa 38

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Essentials of Human Physiology

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