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lg Orientation direc

Directional terms of anatomy

QuestionAnswer
Toward the head end or upper part of a structure of the body; above Superior (cranial)
Away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or the body Inferior (caudal)
Toward the front of the body; in front of Anterior (ventral)
Toward the back of the body; behind Posterior (dorsal)
Toward the midline of the body; on the inner side of Medial
Away from the midline of the body; on the outer side of Lateral
Between a more medial and lateral structure Intermediate
Closer to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk Proximal
Farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk Distal
Toward or at the body surface Superficial
Away from the body surface; more internal Deep
Created by: Lorri