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1.3 Vocab

Chapter 1 Part 3 Vocab

Superior When a body part is above another or closer to the head. Example: The heart is superior to the stomach
Inferior When a body part is below another or closer to the feet. Example: The anus is inferior to the brain
Anterior Toward the front Example: The nose is anterior to the spinal cord
Posterior Toward the back Example: The rectum is a posterior "spot"
Medial An imaginary mid-line dividing the body into equal left and right halves, a body part is medial if it's closest to the mid-line.
Lateral Farther away from the mid-line Example: Your hand is a lateral body part
Proximal A body part that is closer to a point of attachment (like to the trunk of the body) Example: The shoulder is a proximal body part
Distal A body part that is further away from the point of attachment Example: The hand is distal to the shoulder
Superficial Near the surface
Deep More internal or inside
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