Directional and Positional Terms - Veterinary Terminology
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Right and Left
Refers to the patient's right and left
Imaginary line that runs down the center of the body and divides it into equal left and right halves. #1 on the diagram.
Toward the midline of the body
away from the midline
toward the nose
toward the head
toward the tail
horizontal division of the body into upper and lower portions
Closer to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk
farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk
toward the back
Toward the belly
Divides the body into dorsal and ventral parts
The back of the front legs distal to the carpus (wrist).
The back of the rear feet distal to the tarsus (ankle).
Towards the surface of the body or body part.
away from the surface, more internal
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