Anatomical terms

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Prone
Lying on front
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Supine
Lying on back
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Lateral
Away from midline
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Medial
Towards midline
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Anterior
Front
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Posterior
Back
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Inferior
Below
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Superior
Above
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Rostral
Towards nose
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Cranial
Towards head
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Caudal
Towards feet
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Ipsilateral
Same side
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Contralateral
Opposite sides
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Adduction
Moving a limb towards the midline
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Abduction
Moving a limb away from the midline
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Elevation
Move upwards
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Depression
Move downwards
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Protraction
Move forwards
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Retraction
Move backwards
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Pronation
(of foot) putting weight on the inside
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Supination
(of foot) putting weight on outside
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Dorsi
Towards back (like dorsal fin)
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Plantar
Towards feet
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Coronal
Seen vertically through side
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Sagittal
Vertically through midline
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Transverse/Axial
Horizontal through body
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