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Flashcards in Ch1 Directional Terms Deck (12):
1

toward or at the front of the body

(in front of)

ventral

(anterior)

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Toward the head; above

superior

(cranial)

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2

1) farther from the origin of the body part

2) farther from the point of attachment

distal

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4

toward or on the back of the body

(behind)

dorsal

(posterior)

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5

toward or at the body surface

superficial

(external)

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6

toward or at the midline of the body

(on the inner side)

medial

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6

away from the body surface

deep

(internal)

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7

away from the head; below

inferior

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away from the midline of the body

(on the outer side)

lateral

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10

1) close to the origin of the body part

2) closeer to the point of attachment

proximal

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11

between a medial and a lateral structure

intermediate

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12

"standard body position"

 

anatomical position

(facing forward, palms forward, thumbs pointing out)

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