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Medial
Closer to the midline of the body

The sternum is medial to the shoulders.
Lateral
Away from the midline of the body

The shoulder is lateral to the sternum.
Proximal
Closer to the trunk or midline

The shoulder is proximal.
Distal
Away from the trunk or midline

The hand is distal
Superior
Above or towards the head

The head is superior to the feet.
Inferior
Below or away from the head

The feet are inferior to the head.
Anterior
Towards the front of the body

The chest is anterior to the back.
Posterior
Towards the back of the body

The back is posterior to the chest.
Ventral
On the front of the body

The abdomen is ventral.
Dorsal
On the back of the body

The lumbar region is dorsal.
Superficial
Towards the skin

The abdominal muscles are superficial.
Deep
Inside the body

The abdominal organs are deep.