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Directional Terms

Familiarizing with directional terms

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Anterior Toward or at he front of the body
The breastbone is ___________________ to the spine Anterior
Posterior Toward or at the front of the body; in front
The heart is _____________ to the breastbone posterior
Superior Toward the head end ; above
The head __________________ to the abdomen superior
Proximal closer to the origin of the bodypart
The elbow is _______________ to the wrist proximal
Distal farther from the origin of the body
The knee is ________ to the thigh distal
Superficial Toward or at the body surface
The skin is ______________ to the skeletal muscle superficial
deep away from the body surface; more internal
The lungs are _______________ to the skin deep
The shoulder is ______________ to the sternum lateral
Created by: DebbieB