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Glossary of Anatomy Chapter One Orientation and Directional terms

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superior
above
inferior
below
anterior
towards the front (ventral)
posterior
towards the back (dorsal)
medial
toward the midline
lateral
away from the midline
intermediate
between medial and lateral
proximal
closer to the point of origin on the body (limbs)
distal
father to the point of origin on the body (limbs)
superficial
closer to the surface/skin
deep
closer to the intestines

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