directional and locating terms .txt

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dbkqn
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258228
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directional and locating terms .txt
Updated:
2014-01-24 19:03:15
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medical terminology
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Medical Terminology
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medical terminology directional and locating terms
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  1. superior
    toward the head end or toward the upper part of the body
  2. inferior
    farther away from the head or toward the lower part of the body
  3. anterior
    on the front or abdominal side of the body
  4. ventral
    on the front or abdominal side of the body
  5. posterior
    on the back side of the body
  6. dorsal
    on the back side of the body
  7. proximal
    nearer a point of reference, usually the trunk or midline of the body
  8. distal
    farther away from a point of reference
  9. medial
    closer to the midline of the body
  10. lateral
    toward the side of the body or away from the midline
  11. internal
    on the inside of the body
  12. deep
    on the inside of the body
  13. external
    on or close to the outside of the body
  14. superficial
    on or close to the outside of the body
  15. cephalic
    referring to the head or the head end
  16. cranial
    referring to the head or the head end
  17. caudal
    referring to the tail or the tail end
  18. palmar
    referring to the front (while standing in anatomical position) or palm of the hand

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