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Directional Terms

Left the animals left
Right the animals right
Cranial toward the head
Rostral toward the tip of the nose; when referring to point on the head (front)
Caudal toward the tail
Dorsal toward the back
Ventral toward the belly
Medial toward the median plane/away from the side
Lateral away fro mthe median plane-or-on the animals side
Deep (Internal) away fro mthe body's surface, more internal; toward the center (whole body or part)
Superficial (External) toward the surface (whole body or part)
Proximal toward the body (extremity)
Distal away from the body (extremity)
Superior above, over; upper body towards the head
Inferior below, under
Lateral toward the side; away from the mid line
Anterior in front of; front
Posterior after; behind; toward the rear
Created by: anaigonzalez96



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