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Human Anatomy Directional Terms

Essentials of Human Anatomy by Marieb
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superior (cranial or cephalad)
toward the head end or upper part of a structure
inferior (caudal)
away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or he body; below
anterior (ventral)
toward or at the front of the body; in front of
posterior (dorsal)
toward or at the backside of the body; behind
medial
toward or at the midline of the body; on the inner side of
lateral
away from the midline of the body; on the outer side of
intermediate
between a more medial and a more lateral structure
proximal
close to the orgin of the body part or the point of attatchment of a limb to the body trunk
distal
farther from the orgin of a body part or the piont of attatchment of a limb to the body trunk
superficial (external)
toward or at the body surface
deep (internal)
away from the body surface; more internal