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1

The front surface of the body

Anterior (ventral)
Front

2

The back surface of the body

Posterior(dorsal)
Back

3

The patients right

Right

4

The patients left

Left

5

Closest to the head

Superior (top)

6

Closest to the feet

Inferior(bottom)

7

Closest to the point of attachment

Proximal (closest)

8

Farthest from the point of attachment

Distal (farthest)

9

Closest to the midline

Medial (middle)

10

Farthest from the midline

Lateral (side)

11

Closest to the surface of the skin

Superficial (in)

12

Furthest from the surface of the skin

Deep (out)

13

The forward facing part of the hand in the anatomic position

Palmer

14

The bottom surface of the foot

Plantar

15

The tip of a structure

Apex

16

Bending of a joint

Flexion

17

Straightening of a joint

Extension

18

Motion toward the midline

Adduction

19

Motion away from the midline

Abduction

20

A body part that appears on both sides

Bilateral

21

Something that appears on only one side of the body

Unilateral

22

The way to describe the sections of the abdominal cavity

Quadrants