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Directional Terms

For Medical Terminology and Anatomy

TermDefinition
Superior Above; Towards the head
Cranial Above; Towards the head
Inferior Below; Towards the lower end of the body or tail
Caudal Below; Towards the lower end of the body or tail
Anterior Front surface of the body; belly side of the body
Ventral Front surface of the body; belly side of the body
Posterior Back surface of the body
Dorsal Back surface of the body
Medial Toward the midline
Lateral Away from the midline
Proximal Nearest the point of attachment to the trunk; toward point of origin
Distal Farthest from point of attachment to the trunk; farthest from the point of origin
Superficial Near the surface of the body
Deep Away from the surface of the body
Suspine Lying on the back, face up
Prone Lying on the abdomen; face down
Plantar Sole of the foot
Dorsum Upper Portion of the foot
Peripheral Away from the center
Created by: zacia
 

 



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