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When you are studying anatomy and physiology for your fitness instructor qualifications, sports therapy exams or even just for fun! It is a lot easier if you learn the following terms that are commonly used in anatomy textbooks.
Anterior – in front, at the front of the body.
Posterior – behind, at the rear of the body.
Medial – towards the midline.
Inferior – the lowest aspect of a structure.
Lateral – away from the midline.
Superior – the upper aspect of a structure.
Sub – underneath.
Superficial – closer to the body surface.
Deep – further from the body surface.
Proximal – closer to the trunk.
Now try the Quiz below to see how many you remembered!