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Anterior(ventral)

Front side of body. Ex: the forehead is on the anterior side of the body

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Posterior (dorsal)

The back side of the body. Ex: the back of the head is posterior to the face

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Deep

Away from the surface

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Superficial

On the surface

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Proximal

Near the point of attachment to the trunk or near the beginning of a structure. Ex: the proximal end of the thigh bone joins with the hip socket

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Distal

Far from point of attachment to the trunk or far from the beginning of a structure

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Inferior

Below another structure

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Superior

Above another structure

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Medial

Pertaining to the middle or nearer the medial plane of the body.

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Lateral

Pertaining to the side

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Supine

Lying on back; face up

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Prone

Lying on belly, face down.

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Frontal (coronal) plane

Cuts body into anterior and posterior

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Sagittal plane (lateral)

Cuts body into right and left

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Transverse (axial)

Cuts body into top and bottom