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anatomical position
standing erect, facing forward, upper limbs at sides, palms facing forward, lower limbs together
erect position
standing up
supine position
laying on the back, face upward
prone position
laying on stomach, face down
laterally recumbent position
laying on side
anterior
toward the front; in front of
cephalad
toward the head; upper
caudad
toward the tail; lower
deep
far from the surface
distal
farthest from the trunk; away from a point of reference
dorsal
toward the back; in back of
external
outside
inferior
toward the tail; lower
internal
inside
lateral
away from the midline of the body
medial
toward the midline of the body
peripheral
of, relating to, involving, or forming a periphery or surface part
plantar
of or relating to the sole of the foot
posterior
toward the back; in back of
proximal
nearest the trunk; toward a point of reference
superior
toward the head; upper
superficial
near the surface
valgus
of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned outward away from the midline of the body to an abnormal degree
varus
of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned inward toward the midline of the body to an abnormal degree
volar
relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot