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superior

(cranial)

Toward the head end of the body; upper.

2

inferior

(caudal)

Away from the head; lower.

3

anterior

(ventral)

Front.

4

posterior

(dorsal)

Back.

5

medial

Toward the midline of the body.

6

lateral

Away from the midline of the body.

7

proximal

Toward or nearest the trunk or the point of origin of a part.

8

distal

Away from or farthest from the trunk or the point or origin of a part.

9

coronal plane

(frontal plane)

A vertical plane running from side to side; divides the body or any of its parts into anterior and posterior portions.

10

sagittal plane

(lateral plane)

A vertical plane running from front to back; divides the body or any of its parts into right and left sides.

11

axial plane

(transverse plane)

A horizontal plane; divides the body or any of its parts into upper and lower parts.

12

median plane

Sagittal plane through the midline of the body; divides the body or any of its parts into right and left halves.