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Directional terms

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cozezuja's version from 2017-08-23 23:52

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SuperiorAbove; Head is superior to neck
InferiorBelow; Neck is inferior to head
AnteriorCloser to front of body; lips anterior to the teeth
VentralCloser to front of body; lips ventral to the teeth
PosteriorCloser to back of body; teeth are posterior to lips
DorsalCloser to back of body; teeth are dorsal to lips
Medial Closer to midline of body; nose is medial to eyes
LateralFarther from midline of body; eyes are lateral to nose
IntermediateBetween to structures
IpsilateralOn same side of body
ContralateralOn opposite sides of body
ProximalNearer to point of attachment of limb to trunk; elbow is proximal to wrist
DistalFarther from point of attachment of limb to trunk; wrist is distal to elbow
SuperficialCloser to surface of body
DeepFarther from surface of body
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