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pertaining to the front
anterior
pertaining to the front and to the back
anteroposterior
pertaining to two sides
bilateral
pertaining to the tail
caudal
toward the head
cephalad
pertaining to the head
cephalic
pertaining to away from (the point of reference)
distal
pertaining to the back
dorsal
pertaining to below
inferior
pertaining to a side
lateral
toward the middle
mediad
pertaining to the middle
medial
pertaining to the middle and to the side
mediolateral
pertaining to the back
posterior
pertaining to the back and to the front
posteroanterior
pertaining to near (to the point of reference)
proximal
pertaining to above
superior
pertaining to one side (only)
unilateral
pertaining to the belly (front)
ventral
vertical field passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior positions
frontal (or coronal)
vertical field running through the body from front to back, dividing the body into right and left sides (midsagittal divides the body into right and left halves)
sagittal
horizontal field dividing the body into upper and lower portions
transverse
around the navel (umbilicus)
umbilical region
directly above the umbilical region
epigastric region
directly below the umbilical region
hypogastric region
to the right and left of the epigastric region
hypochondriac regions
to the right and left of the umbilical region
lumbar regions
to the right and left of the hypogastric region
iliac regions