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Glossary of anatomical directional terms 2

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anterior
the front of the body; before, in front of
posterior
the back of the body; behind
inferior
below; at a lower level
superior
above; at a higher level (in human body, toward the head)
medial
toward the body's longitudinal axis, toward the midsaggital plane
proximal
toward an attached base
distal
away from an attached base
superficial
at, or near, or relatively close to the body surface
deep
farther from the body surface
ispilateral
left side of the body
contralateral
right side of the body
ventral
the front of the body; before, in front of
dorsal
the back of the body; behind
cranial
above; at a higher level (in human body, toward the head)
cephalic
above; at a higher level (in human body, toward the head)
external
at, or near, or relatively close to the body surface

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