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Terms of Location and Position

Medical terms of position of anatomy
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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