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Anatomic Directional Terms

In front of; toward the front surface Anterior
In back of; toward the back surface Posterior
At the back side of the human body Dorsal
At the belly side of the human body Ventral
Closer to the head Superior
Closer to the feet Inferior
At the rear or tail end Caudal
At the head end Cranial
Toward the nose Rostral
Toward the midline of the body Medial
Away from the midline of the body Lateral
On the inside, underneath another surface Deep
On the outside Superficial
Closest to point of attachment to trunk Proximal
Furthest from point of attachment to trunk DIstal
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