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Terms for anatomical relationship

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Precise terms are used to describe the three-dimensional relationship of various body parts in the anatomical position. Examples include:

  • anterior, ventral, front
  • posterior, dorsal, back
  • superior, cephalic, cranial
  • inferior, caudal, below
  • rostral
  • caudal
  • medial
  • lateral
  • radial
  • ulnar
  • tibular
  • fibular
  • intermediate

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