Orientating the Brain

The following technical terms are used to orientate around and within the brain and its structures:

 

Top=dorsal/superior

Bottom=ventral/inferior

Front=rostral/anterior

Back=caudral/posterior

Medial=mid-line

Lateral=away from mid-line

Contralateral=opposite side as

Ipsilateral=same side as

Unilateral=one side only

Bilateral=both sides

Proximal=close

Distal=distant

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