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Human Anatomy 1 Directional Terms quiz

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Superior
towards the top of the body, above or higher than
Inferior
towards the bottom of the body, below or lower than
Cranial
towards the head, above
Caudal
towards the lower part of the body, below
Anterior
towards the front of the body, in front of
Posterior
towards the back of the body, in back of
Ventral
towards the abdominal side of the body
Dorsal
towards the vertebral (back) side of the body
Medial
towards the midline (midsagittal plane) of the body
Lateral
away from the midline (midsagittal plane) of the body
Intermediate
between a more medial and a more lateral structure
Contralateral
on the opposite side of a midsagittal plane
Ipsilateral
on the same of a midsagittal plane
Proximal
closer to origin or point of attachment
Distal
farther from origin or point of attachment
Superficial
towards or near the surface of the body
Deep
away from or farther from the surface of the body
Parietal
Towards or near the walls of a body cavity, away from surface of organ
Visceral
away from the wall of a cavity, closer to the surface of an organ
Peripheral
towards the outside
Central
towards the inside
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