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the body is standing erect, face forward, with the upper limbs at the sides and the palms forward

anatomical position

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a body part is above another part or is closer to the head

superior

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a body part is below another body part or is towards the feet

inferior

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towards the front

anterior/ventral

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towards the back

posterior/dorsal

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refers to an imaginary midline dividing the body into equal right and left halves. A body part is medial if it's closer to this line that another part

medial

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towards the side with respect to the imaginary midline

lateral

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refers to paired structures, one of which is on each side

bilateral

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refers to structures on the same side

ipsilateral

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refers to structures on the opposite side

contralateral

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describes a body part that is closer to a point of attachment to the trunk than another body part

proximal

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a particular body part i s farther from a point of attachment to the trunk than another body part

distal

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situated near the surface

superficial

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describes parts that are more internal than superficial parts

deep