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medical anatomy

Superior Refers to being closer to the head
Inferior Refers to being closer to the feet
Anterior Refers to a structure being more in front
Posterior Refers to a structure being more in back
Medial Referred to as a structure being close to midline
Lateral Referred to as a structure being farther away from midline
Distal Referred to as a structure being further away from root of the limb
Proximal Referred to as a structure being close to the root of the limb
Superficical Refers to a structure being closer to the surface
Deep Refers to a structure being closer to the surface
Ventral Towards the front
Dorsal Towards the back
Prone Lying face down
Supine Lying face up
Unilateral Pertaining to one side of the body
Bilateral Pertaining to both sides of the body
Planes Fixed lines of referance
Sagittal Plane Divides body in right and left sections
Mid-Sagittal Plane Divides body into equal left and right
Coronal (frontal) Plane Divides into anterior and posterior
Transverse Plane Divides into superior and interior
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