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Directional Terms

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zesebevea's version from 2015-10-16 13:22

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Anatomical PostionStanding, Facing forward, arms down at side with palms forward
Midlinea line drawn down the center of your body from between the eyes through the umbilicus
Medialcloser to the midline
lateralfather from the midline
bilateralboth sides
midaxillary a line drawn from mid-armpit to the ankle
anteriorfront
posteriorback
superior above
inferiorbelow
proximalcloser to the torso
distalfarther from torso
midclavicular a line drawn from the center of the clavicle down through the nipple below
abdominal quadrants the abdomen divided into 4 quadrants by perpendicular lines through the navel.
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