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superficial
toward the surface of the body
deep
away from the surface of the body (internal)
abduction
movement away from the median plane of the body or one of its parts
adduction
movement toward the median plane of the body
medial
pertaining to the midline of the body or structure
lateral
pertaining to a side
superior (cephalad)
toward the head or upper portion of a structure
inferior (caudal)
away from the head, or toward the tail or lower part of a structure
proximal
near the attachment of the extremity to the trunk or a structure
distal
farther from the attachment of an extremity to the trunk or a structure
anterior (ventral)
near the front of the body
posterior (dorsal)
near the back of the body
parietal
pertaining to the outer wall of the body cavity
visceral
pertaining to an organ
prone
lying horizontal with the face downward, or denoting the hand with palms turned downward