Body orientation and direction in the Anatomical body position

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superior

____ structures always appear above other structures

inferior

____ structures are always below other structures

superior

The nose is ____ to the mouth

inferior

The abdomen is ____ to the chest

anterior

In humans the most ____ structures are those that are most forward (the face, chest, abdomen)

posterior

_____ structures are those toward the backside of the body

posterior

The spine is ____ to the heart

medial plane

Toward the mid line

lateral

Away from the mid line (median plane)

medial

The sternum (breastbone) is ____ to the ribs

lateral

The ear is ____ to the nose

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