Body Relationships

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superior

a body part is above another part or is closer to the head

inferior

a body part is below another body part or is toward the feet

anterior

toward the front

posterior

toward the back

medial

closer to the imaginary central line that divides the body

lateral

toward the side with respect to the imaginary midline

bilateral

paired structures (one is on each side)

ipsilateral

refers to structures on the same side

contralateral

refers to structures on the opposite side

proximal

a body part that is closer to a point of attachment to the trunk than another body part

distal

a body part that is farther from a point of attachment to the trunk than another body part

superficial

situated near the surface

peripheral

outward or near the surface

deep

parts that are more internal than superficial parts

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