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Directional terms

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nfitzpatrick's version from 2017-09-19 10:58

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SuperiorAbove; Head is superior to neck
InferiorBelow; Neck is inferior to head
AnteriorCloser to front of body; toes are anterior to heel
PosteriorCloser to front of body; heel is posterior to the toes
MedialCloser to midline of body; nose is medial to eyes
LateralFarther from midline of body; eyes are lateral to nose
ProximalNearer to point of attachment of limb to trunk (torso); elbow is proximal to wrist
DistalFarther from point of attachment of limb to trunk (torso) ; wrist is distal to elbow
SuperficialCloser to surface of body; skin is superior to bones
DeepFarther from surface of body; bones are deep to your skin
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