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

Superior (cranial or cephalad)

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The forehead is ____ to the nose.

Superior (cranial or cephalad)

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

Inferior (caudal)

4

The navel is ____ to the breastbone.

Inferior (caudal)

5

Towards or at the front of the body; in front of.

Ventral (anterior)

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The breastbone is _____ to the spin.

Ventral (anterior)

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Towards or at the backside of the body; behind.

Dorsal (posterior)

8

The heart _____ to the breastbone.

Dorsal (posterior)

9

Towards or at the midline of the body; on the inner side of.

Medial

10

The heart is _____ to the arm.

Medial

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

Lateral

12

The arms are ____ to the chest.

Lateral

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Between a more medial and a more lateral structure.

Intermediate

14

The collarbone is ______ between the breastbone and the shoulder.

Intermediate

15

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

Proximal

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The elbow is ____ to the wrist.

Proximal

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

Distal

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The knee is ____ to the thigh.

Distal

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Toward or at the body surface.

Superficial (external)

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The skin is ______ to the skeleton.

Superficial (external)

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Away form the body surface; more internal.

Deep (internal)

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The lungs are ____ to the rib cage.

Deep (internal)