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…a methodology that would approach the teaching of Anatomy from a different perspective, one that encouraged independence, student-centered instruction, and engaged all types of learners…to my delight I found what I was seeking… the Anatomy in Clay® system transformed our program …

Teri Fleming, Recently Retired Science Instructor, Biology and Anatomy (and winner of Teacher of Year Award six times and nominated 12 times more), Alief, ISD, Houston, TX



anterior
standing in the standard anatomical position, the space just before an animal into which it would move forward.

antero
relatively toward anterior or seen partly from in front

coronal
90 degree to the sagittal plane. latero-medial-lateral

inferior
standing in the standard anatomical position, the space just below an animal or in that direction

longitudinal axis
from nose to tail

median plane
the center sagittal plane that divides the body into two halves, left and right mirrored images.

posterior
standing in the standard anatomical position, the space just behind an animal from which it would move forward

sagittal plane
any dorsoventral plane parallel to the median plane

superior
up

transverse or horizontal plane
a plane through an animal parallel with level ground

distal
farther. relative distance from the medial plane, usually in reference to limbs

dorsal
epiaxial division of body served by “dorsal” roots of spinal nerves

epiaxial
in vertebrates, one of two divisions of the axial body. It is the zone from costal tubercles medially to the summits of vertebral spinous processes

extrinsic
muscles must have at least two attachment site in order to funciton. When one of those sites crosses from skeletal subsystem to subsystem, the muscle is “extrinsic” For example, the proximal attachment of latissimus dorsi in the horse is the axial skeleton, its distal attachment is the pectoral skeleton

hypoaxial
in vertebrats, one of two divisions of the axial body from costal tubercles to the sternal structure. In the equine Standard Anatomical Position, it refers to the lower rib elements and sternal anatomy

infra-
below

inter-
between

intrinsic
muscles must have at least two attachment sites in order to function. When all of those sites are with a single skeletal function, they are intrinsic. Biceps brachii attachments span from scapula to radius, both elements of the pectoral subsystem

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