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Prone

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Laying on stomach, face down

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Supine

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Laying flat on your back, face up

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Superior

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Toward the head, above

Cranial, Cephalic

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Inferior

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Away from head, below

Caudel

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Anterior

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In front of, toward the front

Ventral

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Posterior

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Back of body, behind

Dorsal

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Medial

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Toward the middle of the body, on the inner side of

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Lateral

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Away from the midline, on the outer side of

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Proximal

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Close to the attachment of a limb to the body

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Distal

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Further from the point of attachment of a limb to the body

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Superficial

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Toward the body’s surface

External

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Deep

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Away from the body’s surface

Internal

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Axial region

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Head, neck, trunk

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Appendicular region

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Appendages, limbs, and their girdles

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Sagittal plane

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Vertical plane that divides the body into right and left halves

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Midsaggital

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Equal halves

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Parasagittal

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Unequal halves

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Frontal plane

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Vertical plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior halves, front and back

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Transverse plane

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Horizontal plane dividing the body into superior and inferior halves, top and bottom

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