Directional Terms

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Author:
malpal84
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129232
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Directional Terms
Updated:
2012-01-20 16:46:59
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Anatomical Directional Terms
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  1. proximal
    • closer to trunk
    • ex. shoulder
  2. distal
    • away from trunk
    • ex. wrist
  3. superior
    towards the head
  4. inferior
    away from the head
  5. anterior/ ventral
    toward the front of the body
  6. posterior/ dorsal
    towards back of body
  7. superficial
    • close to surface of body
    • ex. skin
  8. deep
    • deeper into body
    • ex. bones
  9. medial
    toward middle of body
  10. lateral
    from middle of body

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