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postion and directio

Anterior (ventral) front side of the body.
Posterior (dorsal) back side of the body.
deep away from the surface. Example: stab wound deep into the abdomen
sduperficial on the surface. Example: vein that can be viewed through the skin
Proximal near the point of attachment to the trunk or near the beginning structure. Example: proximal end of the femur joins with the hip socket
Distal far from the point of attachment to the trunk or far away from the beginning structure. example: the distal end of the femur joins with the knee
Inferior below another structure. example: feet are inferior part of the body. caudal also means away from the head
Superior above another structure. Ex: the head lies superior to the neck. cephalic means pertaining to the head
Medial Pertaining to the middle, or the nearest the medial plane of the body. Ex: with palms facing outward, the fifth finger is medial
Lateral Pertaining to the side. Ex: with palms facing outward, the thumb is lateral
Supine Lying on the back
Prone laying on the belly
Created by: sunstar715