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Western University
Anatomy and Cell Biology
Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319
Peter Merrifield

Anatomy NotesSept 1311 Anatomical position person stands erect feet together or slightly apart eyes forward palms facing forward Superior toward the head aboveInferior away from the head belowMedial toward midline of body on the inner sideLateral away from midline of body on outer sideProximal closer to origin of a body part or point of attachment of limb to body trunkDistal further from origin of a body part or point of attachment of limb to body trunkAnterior ventral toward or at front of body in front ofPosterior dorsal back of body behindSuperficial most external towards body surfaceDeep more internal away from the body surface The axial structures include the head neck and trunk thorax abdomen pelvis cephalic head cervical neck thoracic chest abdominal belly pelvic hips pubic genital The appendicular structures include the limbs and extremities arm brachial forearm antebrachial carpus w
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