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Module 1B - A&P

Introduction to the Human Body

anatomical position body is standing erect, with the face forward, the arms at the sides and toes and plams of
the hands directed forward
superior* part above another part or is closer to the head
inferior* part is located below another part or closer to the feet
anterior**(ventral) toward the front surface (belly surface)
posterior**(dorsal) toward the back surface
medial*** (right and left halves) toward the medline of the body
lateral*** away from the medline of the body
proximal**** structure nearer the point of attachment
distal**** part is farther way from point of attachment
superficial***** part is located on or near the surace of the body
deep***** part of body away from the surface of the body
central^ means that the part is located in the center
peripheral^ means away from the center
Created by: janmaire