Terms of Location and Position

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Medical terms of position of anatomy

Superior

above, higher

Inferior

below, lower

Anterior

toward the front

Posterior

toward the back

Ventral

toward the front (cavity)

Dorsal

toward the back (cavity)

Medial

toward the midline

Lateral

away from the midline

Internal

within, interior

External

outside, exterior

Superficial

toward the surface

Deep

within, interior to

Central

the main part

Peripheral

extending from the main part

Proximal

closer to the origin

Distal

farther from the origin

Parietal

pertaining to the wall of a cavity

Visceral

pertaining to the organs within a cavity

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