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Anatomical Terms

Human A/P

Central body part is situated at the center of the body or an organ
Distal body part is farther away from the point of attachment or farther from the trunk or torso
Peripheral body part is situated away from the center of the body or an organ
Posterior (Dorsal) body part is located towards the back
Lateral body part is located farther away from the midline
Medial body part is nearer than another part to an imaginary midline of the body
Superficial (x-ternal) body part is located near the surface
Anterior (ventral) body part is located towards the front
Inferior body part is located below another part, or toward the feet
Proximal body part is closer to the point of attachment or closer to the trunk or torso
Deep (internal) body part is located away from the surface
Superior body part is located above another part, or towards the head
Created by: iv12036