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Superior (cranial or cephalad)
toward the head end or upper part of a structure or the body; above
Inferior (caudal)
Away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or the body; below
Anterior (ventral)
toward or at the front of the body
Posterior (dorsal)
Toward or at the midline of the body
Medial
toward or at the midline of the body
Lateral
Away from the midline of the body
Intermediate
Between a more medial and a more lateral structure
Proximal
Close to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body truck
Distal
Farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk
Superficial
toward or at the body surface
deep
away from the body surface; more internal
abdominal
anterior body trunk inferior to ribs
acromial
point of shoulder
antecubital
anterior surface of elbow
axillary
armpit
brachial
arm
buccal
cheek area
carpal
wrist
cervical
neck region
coxal
hip
crural
leg
digital
fingers, toes
femoral
thigh
fibular
lateral part of leg
inguinal
area where thigh meets body trunk; groin
nasal
nose area
oral
mouth
orbital
eye area
patellar
anterior knee
pelvic
area overlying the pelvis anteriorly
pubic
genial region
sternal
breastbone area
tarsal
ankle area
thoracic
chest
umbilical
navel
cephalic
head
deltoid
curve of shoulder formed by large deltoid muscle
gluteal
buttock
lumber
area of back between ribs and hips
occipital
posterior surface of head
popliteal
posterior knee area
sacral
area between the hips
scapular
shoulder blade region
sural
the posterior surface of lower leg; the calf
vertebral
area of spine