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transverse or horizontal section

a cut through anterior to posterior, dividing the structure to superior and inferior parts

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frontal section

a cut through a structure that courses from left to right, dividing the structure into anterior and posterior parts

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sagittal section

a cut through structure courses from superior to inferior, dividing structure to left and right parts

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section

a cut through a structure to allow view of additional structures within

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deep

below, farthest from the surface

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lateral

side of or away from midline

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midline

line located halfway between right and left side

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medial

towards the middle/midline

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posterior

behind, towards the back

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anterior

in front, toward front

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inferior

below, towards the bottom

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superficial

towards the surface

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superior

above, towards top

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disdal

farthest away from attachment point

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proximinal

towards attachment point