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Human Anatomy Directional Terms
Essentials of Human Anatomy by Marieb
superior (cranial or cephalad)
toward the head end or upper part of a structure
away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or he body; below
toward or at the front of the body; in front of
toward or at the backside of the body; behind
toward or at the midline of the body; on the inner side of
away from the midline of the body; on the outer side of
between a more medial and a more lateral structure
close to the orgin of the body part or the point of attatchment of a limb to the body trunk
farther from the orgin of a body part or the piont of attatchment of a limb to the body trunk
toward or at the body surface
away from the body surface; more internal