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Inferior

Towards lower part of body

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Anterior

Front of body

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Posterior

Back of body

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Medial

Near midline of body

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Lateral

Further from midline of body

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Intermediate

Between 2 structures

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Ipsilateral

On same side of body as another structure.

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Contralateral

On opposite sides of body from another structure

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Proximal

Nearer to the attachment of a limb (closer to trunk)

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Distal

Further from attachment of a limb (further from trunk)

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Superficial

(External) Toward or on the surface of the body. (Ribs superficial to lungs)

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Deep

Internal

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Midsagittal plane

Cuts body into equal left and right sides

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Parasagittal plane

Divides body/organ into unequal left and right sides

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Frontal

Divides body into anterior and posterior portions

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Transverse plane

Divides body into superior and inferior portions

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Oblique plane

Passes through body in any other angle than 90'

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Superior

Towards upper part of body