Locations of Structures of the Body

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Locations of Structures of the Body
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Locations of Structures of the Body
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  1. Medial
    • Closer to the midline of the body
    • The sternum is medial to the shoulder
  2. Lateral
    • Away from the midline
    • The shoulder is lateral to the sternum
  3. Proximal
    • Closer to the trunk or midline
    • The shoulder is proximal while the hand is distal
  4. Distal
    • Away from the trunk or midline
    • The shoulder is proximal while the hand is distal
  5. Superior
    • Above or toward the head
    • The head is superior to the feet
  6. Inferior
    • Below or away from the head
    • The feet are inferior to the head
  7. Anterior
    • Toward the front of the body
    • The chest is anterior to the back
  8. Posterior
    • Toward the back of the body
    • The back is posterior to the chest
  9. Ventral
    • On the front of the body
    • The abdomen is ventral
  10. Dorsal
    • On the back of the body
    • The lumbar region is dorsal
  11. Superficial
    • Toward the skin
    • The abdominal muscles are superficial
  12. Deep
    • Inside the body
    • The abdominal organs are deep

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