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Superior

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

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Inferior

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

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Ventral (anterior)

Toward or at the front of the body; in front of

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Dorsal (posterior)

Toward or at the back of the body; behind

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Medial

Toward or at the midline of the body; on the inner side of

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Lateral

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

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Intermediate

Between a more medial structure and a more lateral structure

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Proximal

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

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Distal

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

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Superficial (external)

Toward or at the body surface

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Deep (internal)

Away from the body surface; more internal