Directional terms

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Directional terms
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  1. Mid-axillary line
    A line running vertically down the surface of the body passing through the apex of the azilla (armpit)
  2. Anterior axillary line:
    A line that is parallel to the mid axillary line and passes through the anterior skinfold.
  3. Posterior axillary line:
    A line that is parallel to the mid axillary line and passes through the posterior axillary skinfold.
  4. Mid-clavicular line:
    A line running vertically down the surface of the body passing through the mid point of the clavicle.
  5. Mid-inguinal point:
    A point midway between the anterior superior iliac spine and the pubic symphysis.
  6. Anterior
    In front or in the front part.
  7. Anteroinferior
    In the front and below.
  8. Anterolateral
    In front and to the outside.
  9. Anteromedial
    In front and toward the inner side or midline.
  10. Anteroposterior
    Relating to both front and rear.
  11. Anterosuperior
    In front and above.
  12. Bilateral
    Relating to the right and left sides of the body or of a body structure such as the right and left extremities.
  13. Caudal
    Below in relation to another structure; inferior
  14. Cephalic
    Above in relation to another structure; higher, superior.
  15. Contralateral:
    Pertaining or relating to the opposite side.
  16. Deep
    Beneath or below the surface;
  17. Dexter
    Right side..or ride side of something.
  18. Dorsal
    Relating to the back.
  19. distal-
    Situated away from the center or midline of the body, or away from the point of orgin.
  20. Inferior
    Below in relation to another strucutre.
  21. inferolateral
    below and to the outside.
  22. inferomedial
    below and toward the midline or inside.
  23. Ipsilateral
    on the same side.
  24. Lateral
    On or to the side
  25. medial
    Relating to the midd or center.
  26. palmar
    relating to the palm or volar aspect of the hand.
  27. Plantar
    Relating to the sole or undersurface of the foot.
  28. Posterior
    Behind, in back, or in the rear.
  29. Posteroinferior
    Behind or in back and below.
  30. Posterolateral
    Behind and to one side, specifically to the outside.
  31. Posteromedial
    Behind and to the inner side.
  32. Posterosuperior
    Behind or in back and above
  33. Prone
    Face downward position of the body, lying on the stomach.
  34. Proximal
    nearest the trunk or the point of orgin
  35. Sinister
    Relating to or situated to the left or on the left side of something.
  36. Superficial
    near the surface. used to describe relational depth.
  37. Superior-
    aboce in relating to another structure.
  38. Superolateral
    Above and to the outside
  39. superomedial
    above and toward the midline or inside.
  40. Supine
    Face upward position of the body, lying the back.
  41. Ventral
    Relating to the bell or abs, on or toward the front, anterior part.
  42. Volar
    Relating to palm of the hand or sole of foot.

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