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Axillary

In the armpit area

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Caudal

In the area of the tail (the coccyx in man)

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Cranial

In the area of the head or toward the head

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Distal

Away from the body (used with limbs)

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Dorsal

Toward the back of the body, the back of the hand, or the top of the foot

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External

Outside the body

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Frontal

Toward the front

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Inferior

Below

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Internal

Inside the body

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Lateral

Toward the side

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Medial

Toward the midline

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Posterior

Toward the back

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Palmar

Toward the palm of the hand

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Plantar

Toward the sole of the foot

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Profundus

Deep inside the body

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Proximal

Toward the body (used with limbs)

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Radial

Toward the radius; the lateral side of the arm

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Superficial

Toward the surface of the body

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Superior

Above

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Ulnar

Toward the ulna; the medial side of the arm

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Ventral

Toward the abdomen

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Volar

Palm of the hand, sole of the foot

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Anterior

Toward the front of the body