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BB1701 The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology > Relative Positions > Flashcards

Flashcards in Relative Positions Deck (16):
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Superior

Above

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Inferior

Below

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Anterior

Toward the front. Synonymous with ventral.

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Ventral

Toward the front. Synonymous with anterior.

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Posterior

Toward the back. Synonymous with dorsal.

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Dorsal

Toward the back. Synonymous with posterior

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Medial

Refers to an imaginary midline dividing the body into equal right and left halves

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Lateral

Toward the side, away from the midline

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Bilateral

Refers to paired structures, one on each side

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Ipsilateral

Refers to structures on the same side

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Contralateral

Referes to structures on the opposite side

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Proximal

Describes a body part that is closer to a point of attachment to the trunk than another body part

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Distal

Describes a body part that is farther from a point of attachment to the trunk than another body part

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Superficial

Situated near to the surface

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Peripheral

Outward, or near to the surface

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Deep

Describes parts that are more internal than superficial parts