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Superior
nearer the head (upper)
Inferior
farther away from the head (lower)
Anterior

toward the front

Posterior
toward the back
Medial
closer to the midline of the body
Lateral
farther away from the midline of the body
Proximal
nearer to the attachment of a limb
Distal
farther away from the attachment of a limb
Superficial
on or near the surface of the body
Deep
farther away from the surface of the body
Longitudinal axis
from head to toe
Anteroposterior axis
(orange through the body) front to back of body
Sagital
cut in half from head to toe
Horizontal axis
through the side of the body <-------->
Transverse
cut in half downward (chopped down horizontally from head to toe)
Depression
pulling down a body part to a more inferior position (shoulder slouch)
Elevation
raising up to a more superior position (raising shoulders)
Opposition
thumbs come in contact with other fingers
Reposition
when thumb is returned to anatomical position
Flexion
bending elbow
Extension
extending elbow
Abduction
lifting arm
Adduction
bringing arm back to anatomical postion
Pronation
palms down
Supination
palms up
Eversion
sole of the foot is outward
Inversion
sole of the foot in inward
Dorsi Flexion
flexing foot