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superior (cranial)
nearer to head or toward the head
inferior (caudal)
nearer to feet or toward the tailbone
anterior (ventral)
nearer to front (belly); before
posterior (dorsal)
nearer to back; behind
medial
nearer to the median plane
lateral
father from median plane
median (midline)
a plane that divides the body into equal left and right sides
proximal
nearer to the trunk or origin of structure; farther from the poin of attachment
distal
father from the trunk or origin of structure; farther from the point of attachment
central
nearer or toward the center
peripheral
farther or away from the center
orad
in a direction toward the mouth
aborad
in a direction away from the mouth
superficial
nearer to or on the surface
deep
farther from or away from the surface