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medical terms 1-11

vocabularty test on these words oct. 30

Anatomical position This is when your body is erect, feet are slightly apart, and your thumbs are pointing away from the body. This is how we always view the body.
Directional Terms Used to describe the anatomical position of a part in relation to another.
Superior Toward the head, or above something.
Inferior Below, or lower in position.
Ventral (anterior) Towards the front of something.
Dorsal (posterior) Towards the back of the body. (spine is dorsal to your stomach)
Medial Toward the midline of the body. ( >{}< )
Lateral away from the midline of the body ( <{}> )
Proximal Closer to the attachment or limb to the body trunk.
Trunk Torso
Distal Farther from the attachment of a limb to the body trunk
Created by: cinthdz



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