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Direct. & Regional

Directional & Regional Terms

The 2 major divisions of the body: axial & appendicular
Appendicular attached to body's axis - limbs
Axial straight down - head, neck, trunk
Anterior (ventral) in front of
Anterior is the same thing as __ ventral
Superior (cranial) above - towards the head
Inferior is the same thing as __ caudal
Inferior (caudal) below - lower part of the body
Inferior is the same thing as __ caudal
Superificial is the same thing as __ external
Superficial (external) toward or at the body surface ex: the skin is superficial to the bones
Deep (internal) away from the body surface
The skin is ___ to the skeletal muscles superficial
The lungs are ___ to the skin deep
Intermediate between a more medial & more lateral structure
Lateral away from middle, on the outer side of
Medial middle
Proximal closer to the origin of the body
The elbow is ___ to the waist proximal
Posterior (dorsal) back of body
Posterior is the same thing as __ dorsal
Distal farther from the origin of the body
The knee is ____ to the thigh distal
Created by: Mariahj25



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