Explain the relative positions: proximal, distal, dorsal, and ventral. Give examples.
Explain the relative positions: proximal, distal, dorsal, and ventral.
Standard Anatomical Position
The standard anatomical position is a standard adopted by the medical community to orient the human body universally. The standard anatomical position includes the palms of the hand face towards the anterior body.
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Proximal is a term that means toward the point of attachment and typically refers to the limbs but can also be adopted for system such as the GI...
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Anatomical directional terminology helps to explain the relative positions of different areas of the body. Explore more about anatomical directional terminology and the four terms that reference the position from the midline.