Anatomical Positions and Plans

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Chum
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Anatomical Positions and Plans
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2012-06-21 22:24:13
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Chapter 2 Anatomy
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  1. Anterior (ventral)
    Toward the front; the opposite of posterior, or dorsal
  2. posterior (dorsal)
    Toward the back of the body
  3. Medial
    Toward the midline of the body
  4. Lateral
    Toward the side of the body
  5. Proximal
    Nearer the point of attachment of to a given reference point
  6. Distal
    Farther from the point of attachment or from a given reference point.
  7. Superior (cranial)
    Above; toward the head
  8. Inferior (caudal)
    Below; toward the lower end of the spine
  9. superficial (external)
    closer to the surface of the body
  10. Deep (internal)
    closer to the center of the body

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