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chapter 1 body direc

chapter 1 body direction

anterior toward the front,pertaining to the front
anteroposterior (AP) from the front to the back
caudal downward, toward the tail
cranial toward the head, pertaining to the head
cephalad toward the head, pertaining to the head
deep away from the surface
distal away from the trunk,farthest from the point of origin of a body part
dorsal toward the back, pertaining to the back
inferior below,downward toward the feet
lateral to the side,away from the midline of the body
medial toward the midline of the body,pertaining to the middle
posterior toward the back,pertaining to the back of the body
posteroanterior(PA) from the back to the front,pertaining to the back and front
prone face down, lying on the abdomen
proximal toward the trunk of the body, nearest to the point of origin of the body part
superficial near the surface, pertaining to the surface
supine face up, lying on the back
ventral toward the front, pertaining to the front side
Created by: kfenton