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Superior

"above" something else

2

Inferior

"below" something else

3

Anterior (ventral)

towards your front

4

Posterior (dorsal)

towards your back

5

Proximal

closer to the trunk or attachment point

6

Distal

farther from the trunk or attachment point

7

Medial

toward the brain or spinal cord

8

Peripheral

away from the brain or spinal cord

9

Superficial

close to the body surface (when looking from the inside towards the skin)

10

Deep

closer to the inside of the body (farther from the surface of the body)

11

Lateral

away from the middle (towards a side)

12

Supine

body laying face up

13

Prone

body laying face down

14

Sagittal plane

lengthwise cut (divides the body into left and right portions)

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Mid-sagittal plane

if cut is through the midline

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Para-sagittal plane

if the cut is not through the midline

17

Frontal plane

sideways cut (divides body into anterior and posterior portions)

18

Transverse plane

horizontal cut (divides body into superior and inferior portions)

19

Caudal

tail region

20

Cranial

head region