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Superior
toward the head or upper part of the structure
Inferior
away from the head or toward the lower part of the structure
Anterior
near to the front of the body
Posterior
nearer to the back of the body
Medial
nearer to the the mid-line of the body or structure
Intermediate
between two structures (one lateral and one medial)
Proximal
closer to the trunk
Distal
further from the trunk
Superficial
toward or on the surface of the body
deep
away from the surface of the body
supine
face up
prone
face down
cranial
head end
caudal
tail end
dorsal
back or top
ventral
front
Sagittal plane
divides into unequal left and right
Frontal (coronal)
divides into front and back
Horizontal (transverse) plane
divides into upper and lower
Lateral
farther from the mid-line of the body or structure
Midsagittal (median) plane
divides into equal left and right