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Anterior

Toward the front of the body

1

Posterior

Toward the back of the body

2

Superior

Closer to the head

3

Inferior

Closer to the feet

4

Cranial

Closer to the head

5

Caudal

Closer to the feet

6

Medial

Toward the body's midline

7

Lateral

Away from the body's midline

8

Superficial

Toward the surface of the skin

9

Deep

Toward the inside of the body, internal to another structure

10

Proximal

Closer to the point of attachment in a limb

11

Distal

further from the point of attachment of the limb

12

Prone

Lying face down

13

Supine

Lying face up

14

Apex

Tip of an organ

15

Base

Bottom of an organ

16

Toward the front of the body

Anterior

17

Toward the back of the body

Posterior

18

Closer to the head

Superior

19

Closer to the feet

Inferior

20

Closer to the head

Cranial

21

Closer to the feet

Caudal

22

Toward the body's midline

Medial

23

Away from the body's midline

Lateral

24

Toward the surface of the skin

Superficial

25

Toward the inside of the body, internal to another structure

Deep

26

Closer to the point of attachment in a limb

Proximal

27

further from the point of attachment of the limb

Distal

28

Lying face down

Prone

29

Lying face up

Supine

30

Tip of an organ

Apex

31

Bottom of an organ

Base