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Directional Terms

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hunter107's version from 2017-07-24 19:43

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proximalnear the origin or point of attachment
medialtoward the midline
superiorabove
anteriortoward or near the front
ventralpertaining to the front
deepfurther into the body
abductionmovement away from the body
distalaway from the point of origin
lateraloutward; away from the midline
inferiorbelow
posteriortoward the back
dorsalpertaining to the back
superficialnear the surface of the body
adductionmovement toward the body
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