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Directional Terms

Anatomical Directional

TermDefinition
Anterior Situated toward the front of the body.
Deep Away from the body's surface; more internal
Distal Situated away from the point of attachment or origin or a central point.
Dorsal Being or located near, on, or toward the back or posterior part of the body.
Inferior Situated below and closer to the feet
Lateral Relating to the side of the body; away from the midline!
Medial Lying or extending in the middle of the body.
Posterior Situated at or toward the hind part of the body.
Proximal Situated next to or near the point of attachment or origin.
Superficial Of, relating to, or located near the surface.
Superior Situated toward the head and further away from the feet.
Ventral Pertaining to the anterior or front side of the body
Created by: CNoffsinger