ANATOMICAL TERMINOLOGY

ANATOMICAL TERMINOLOGY - ANATOMICAL TERMINOLOGY BODY...

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ANATOMICAL TERMINOLOGY BODY ORIENTATION AND DIRECTION: Note: These terms are dependent on an assumption of the anatomical position. 1. Superior/Inferior: Placement of a body structure along the long axis of the body. Divides the body into upper and lower 2. Anterior/Posterior: The most anterior structures or surfaces are those that are most forward (face, chest, abdomen). Posterior structures or surfaces are those toward the backside of the body. 3. Medial/Lateral: Toward the midline/away from the midline. 4. Cephalad/Caudal: Toward the head/toward the tail. Used interchangeably with superior and inferior. 5. Dorsal/Ventral: Backside/belly side. Used interchangeably with anterior and posterior. 6. Proximal/Distal: Nearer the truck or attachment end/farther from the trunk or point of attachment. Used primarily to locate various areas of the body limbs. 7. Superficial/Deep: Toward or at the body surface/away from the body surface or more internal. Used to locate body organs in terms of their relative closeness to the body surface.
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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