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TERMS INDICATING SITUATION AND DIRECTION.
Referring to the long axis of the body.
Referring to the position of the long axis of the body in the erect posture.
Referring to the front and back of the body or the limbs.
(Referring to the anterior and posterior aspects, respectively, of
Referring to position nearer the head or the tail end of the long
Used only in reference to the limbs. Proximal, nearer the
Used in reference to planes parallel with the sagittal suture of
Used in reference to planes at right angles to vertical planes.
Referring to structures relatively nearer to or further away from the median plane.
Referring to structures situated between more medial and more lateral structures.
Referring to structures nearer to and further away from the
Referring, with few exceptions, to the walls of cavities and
Used in reference to the medial and lateral borders, respectively,
of the forearm and hand.
Used in reference to the medial and lateral borders, respectively, of the leg and foot.