Anatomy: Directional Terms

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Anterior

toward the front or in front of a structure

Caudal

Toward the tail o coccyx (inferior end of spine)

Contralateral

On opposite sides of the midline

Deep

Away from the body's surface or body part

Distal

Away from the point or origin of a body part

Dorsal

back or toward the back

inferior

toward the feet or lower part of a structure

intermediate

between two structures

ipsilateral

on the same side of the midline

lateral

away from the body's midline or toward the outer side of a structure

medial

toward the body's midline or toward the inner side of a structure

posterior

toward the back or behind a structure

proximal

closer to the point of origin of a body part

superficial

toward or on the body's surface or body part

superior

toward the head or upper part of a structure toward the front

ventral

toward the front

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