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More toward the head, or above another structure

Superior/ Cephalic

2

More toward the feet or tail, or below another structure

Inferior/ Caudal

3

More toward the front or belly-side of the body

Anterior/Ventral

4

More toward the back or spinal cord side of the body

Posterior/Dorsal

5

Refers to the middle or near the middle of the body or the structure

Medial

6

Refers to the side

Lateral

7

Located nearer to the point of attachment to the body

Proximal

8

Located farther away from the point of attachment to the body

Distal

9

Tip or summit of an organ

Apex

10

Bottom or lower part of an organ

Base

11

More toward the surface of the body

Superficial

12

Further away from the surface of the body

Deep

13

The body lying horizontally and facing upward

Supine

14

The body lying horizontally and facing downward

Prone