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Body Position

Body Positions Parts

Anatomical Position facing forward, upper limbs at sides and palms forward
Superior towards the head
Inferior towards the feet
Anterior (ventral) towards the front
Posterior (dorsal) towards the back
Rostral towards the front (cephalic)
Medial towards the midline
Lateral away from the midline
Intermediate directly between the two structures
Proximal closer to point of attachment
Distal further from the point of attachment
Superfical closer to the surface
Deep further from the surface
Supine lying face up
Prone lying face down
Ipsilateral on the same side of the body
Contralateral on the opposite side of the body
Created by: hhender2