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Directional Terms 2

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Toward the heard, or the upper part of a structure.
Superior (cephalic or cranial).
Away from the head, or the lower part of a structure.
Inferior (caudal).
Nearer to or at the front of the body.
Anterior (ventral).
Nearer to or at the back of the body.
Posterior (dorsal)
Nearer to the midline or midsagittal plane.
Medial
Farther from the midline or midsagittal plane.
Lateral
Between two structures.
Intermediate
On the same side of the body as another structure.
Ipsilateral
On the opposite side of the body from another structure.
Contralateral.
Nearer to the attachment of a limb to the trunk; nearer to the point of origin.
Proximal
Farther from the attachment of a limb to the trunk; farther from the point of origin.
Distal
Toward or on the surface of the body.
Superficial
Away from the surface of the body.
Deep

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