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Med Tm Chp 2 DirecTe

Med Term Chpt 2 Directional Terms

superior cephalic more toward the head, or above
inferior or caudal more toward the feet or tail, below
anterior or ventral more toward the front or belly side of the body
posterior or dorsal more toward the back or spinal cord side of the body
medial refers to the middle or near the middle of the body or the structure
lateral refers to the side
apex tip or summit of an organ
base bottom or lower part of an organ
proximal located closer to the point of attachment to the body
distal located farther away from the point of the attachment to the body
superficial more toward the surface of the body
deep further away from the surface of the body
supine the body lying horizontally and facing upward
prone the body lying horizontally and facing downward
Created by: DebAnderson