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Anatomical Position

The position described as standing erect, facing forward, with arms at the sides straight with palms facing forward and fingers and toes extended.

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(Directional)
Proximal

Means closer to the axial body. Towards the trunk


This term is used for the appendicular body only

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(Directional)
Distal

Means farther from the axial body. Away from the trunk

This term are used for the appendicular body only

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(Directional Term)
Superficial

Means closer towards the surface of the body.

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(Directional)
Deep

means farther from the surface of the body: (more internal) structure or farther away from the surface than another structure. These terms can be used for the entire body. ( axial and appendicular)


Which perspective are you viewing the body

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(Directional)
Inferior

Means (away from the head). These terms are usually used for axial body

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(Directional)
Caudal

Toward the ground or tailbone

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(Directional)
Prone

Laying in a horizontal position with the face down

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Directional Term
Supine

Laying in a horizontal position with the face up

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Directional
Medial

Close to the midline of the body

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Directional Term
Anterior/Ventral

Towards the front of the body

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Directional Term
Posterior/Dorsal

Towards the back of the body

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Superior

(These terms are usually used for the axial body)

Means above (towards the head)

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Radial/Ulnar

The terms radial and ulnar can be used for the forearm and hand in place of the terms lateral and medial.

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Tibial/Fibular

Terms can be used for the leg and sometimes the foot: in place of the terms medial and lateral

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Palmar/Dorsal

Can be used for the foot with the dorsal being the top of foot and plantar being the under surface

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Cranial

Means toward the head




(This term is used for the axial body only)

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Caudal




(This term is used for the axial body only)

Means toward the tail of the body