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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