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ch 1 direction terms

Chapter 1 Common directional terms

aspect area
caudal towards the tail
cranial towards the head
distal away from the center of the body
dorsal toward the back
lateral along the side
medial toward the middle
palmar the bottom of the front feet
plantar the bottom of the hind feet
proximal closer to the center of the body
recumbency lying in position
recumbent lying
rostral toward the nose
transverse across an area dividing it into cranial and caudal sections
ventral toward the abdomen or belly area
Created by: tromanczak