directional terms ch.2 med term

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directional terms ch.2 med term
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  1. adduction
    movement toward the midline of the body
  2. abduction
    movement away from the midline of the body
  3. superior (cephalix, cranial)
    above or higher; toward the head
  4. inferior (caudal)
    below or lower; toward the tail
  5. anterior (ventral)
    front of the body; toward the front
  6. posterior (dorsal)
    back of the body; toward the back
  7. medial
    pertaining to the middle; toward the midline
  8. lateral
    pertaining to the side; toward the side
  9. external
    outside, exterior to
  10. internal
    within, interior to
  11. superficial
    toward or on the surface
  12. deep
    away from the surface
  13. proximal
    near the point of attachment to the trunk or a structure
  14. distal
    farther from the point of attachment to the trunk or a structure
  15. parietal
    pertaining to the outer wall of a cavity
  16. visceral
    pertaining to the organs within a cavity

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