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Directions, Planes,

Body directions, planes, cavitys, reigons & quadrents

TermDefinition
Anterior & Ventral are used when referring to the front of the body.
Posterior & Dorsal are used when referring to the back of the body.
Cephalad & Superior are used when referring to above the waistline.
Caudal & Inferior are used when referring to below the waistline.
Lateral is used when referring to the sides of the body.
Medial is used when referring to the middle of he body.
Proximal ("closest") is used when referring to the center of the body or of the point of attachment.
Distal ("farthest") is used when referring to outer part of the body, away from the point of attachment or origin.
Superficial in its medical meaning refer to something that is on the surface or shallow.
Intermediate ("between") is used to refer to a structure being or occurring at the middle place.
Created by: Marhay