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Posterior
After, behind, following, toward the rear
Anterior
In front of, front
Distal
Away from, farther from the origin
Proximal
Near, closer to the origin
Superior
Above, over
Inferior
Below, under
Lateral
Toward the side, away from the mid-line
Medial
Toward the mid-line, middle, away from the side
Origin
The place of attachment from a muscle to bone which it contracts towards
Insertion
The place of attachment from a muscle to the bone which it moves