Appendix Terminology of surfaces and structures

It is important to be familiar with the terms used to describe surfaces of the body in the anatomical position, and the position of structures relative to each other. These are shown in the following figure and described in the table overleaf.

Proximal

Proximal

Medial Lateral

Proximal

Anterior Posterior (back)

Superficial Deep

Superior

Proximal

Anterior Posterior (back)

Medial Lateral

Inferior

Superficial Deep

Position of surfaces and structures.

Terminology of surfaces and structures

Anterior or ventral

Posterior or dorsal

Medial Lateral

Proximal Distal

Superficial Deep Superior Inferior a surface that faces forwards; a structure that is further forwards than another a surface that faces backwards; a structure that is further back than another a surface or structure that is nearer to the mid-line than another a surface or structure that is further away from the mid-line than another a structure that is towards the root or origin, i.e. nearer the trunk a structure that is further away from the root or origin, i.e. further away from the trunk a structure that is nearer the surface than others a structure that lies beneath others, i.e. is further from the surface a structure higher than others, i.e. nearer the head a structure lower than others, i.e. nearer the foot

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