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Anatomy

Anatomy - Term Definition superior toward the head end or...

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Term: superior Definition: toward the head end or upper part of a structure or the body; above Term: inferior Definition: away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or the body; below Term: anterior Definition: toward or at the front of the body; in front of Term: posterior Definition: toward or at the back of the body; behind Term: medial Definition: toward or at the midline of the body; on the inner side of
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Term: lateral Definition: away from the midline of the body; on the outer side of Term: proximal Definition: closer to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk. ex the elbow is proximal to the wrist Term: distal Definition: farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk. ex the knee is distal to the thigh Term: superficial (external) Definition: toward or at the body surface Term: Deep (internal) Definition: away from the body surface; more internal
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Term: ipsilateral Definition: on the same side Term:
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