Flashcards in Directional and Surface Terms Ch 2 Deck (34):
Refers to (towards the) belly or underside of a body or body part
Toward the cranium (head) [neck ,trunk, tail, limbs]
Front of the body (used more in description of organs or body parts b/c front and rear are confusing terms in quadrupeds.)
Nose end of the head
Pertaining to the head
Toward the midline (median plane) [head, neck, trunk, tail & limbs]
Away from the midline, toward the side [head, neck, trunk, tail & limbs]
Uppermost, above, or toward the head (used more commonly in bipeds)
Nearest to the midline or nearest to the beginning of a structure.
Near the surface; also called external
The caudal surface of the manus (front paw) including the carpus (from the antebrachial joint distally). In latin means hollow of the hand.
Refers to back (also refers to the cranial surface of the manus and pes
Toward the tail
Rear of the body
Lowermost, below,or toward the tail (used most commonly in bipeds).
Farthest from the midline or farthest from the beginning of a structure (away from the torso).
Away from the surface; also called internal (deep means beneath the surface)