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Toward the head end or upper part of a structure or the body; above

Superior (cranial or cephalad)

1

Away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or the body; below

Inferior (caudal)

2

Toward or at the front of the body; in front of

Anterior (ventral)

3

Toward or at the backside of the body; behind

Posterior (dorsal)

4

Toward or at the midline of the body; on the inner side of

Medial

5

Away from the midline of the body; on the outer side of

Lateral

6

Between a more medial and a more lateral structure

Intermediate

7

Close to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk

Proximal

8

Farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk.

Distal

9

Toward or at the body surface

Superficial

10

Away from the body surface; more internal

Deep

11

Anterior body trunk inferior to ribs

Abdominal

12

Point of shoulder

Acromial

13

Anterior surface of elbow

Antecubital

14

Armpit

Axillary

15

Arm

Brachial

16

Cheek area

Buccal

17

Wrist

Carpal

18

Neck region

Cervical

19

Hip

Coxal

20

Leg

Crural

21

Fingers, toes

Digital

22

Thigh

Femoral

23

Lateral part of leg

Fibular

24

Area where thigh meets body trunk; groin

Inguinal

25

Nose area

Nasal

26

Mouth

Oral

27

Eye area

Orbital

28

Anterior knee

Patellar

29

Area overlying the pelvis anteriorly

Pelvic

30

Genital region

Pubic

31

Breastbone area

Sternal

32

Ankle region

Tarsal

33

Chest

Thoracic

34

Navel

Umbilical

35

Head

Cephalic

36

Curve of shoulder formed by large deltoid muscle

Deltoid

37

Buttock

Gluteal

38

Area of back between ribs and hips

Lumbar

39

Posterior surface of head

Occipital

40

Posterior knee area

Popliteal

41

Area between hips

Sacral

42

Shoulder blade region

Scapular

43

The posterior surface of lower leg; the calf

Sural

44

Area of spine

Vertebral