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Anterior ( ventral )

Toward the front of the body

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Posterior ( dorsal)

Toward the back of the body

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Medial

Toward the midline of the body

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Lateral

Toward the side of the body

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Proximal

Nearer to the point of attachment or to a given reference point.

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Distal

Farther from the point of attachment or from a given reference point

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Superior ( cranial )

Above ; toward the head

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Inferior ( caudal )

Below; toward the lower end of the spine

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Superficial ( external )

Closer to the surface of the body

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Deep ( internal )

Closer to the center of the body