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Anatomical positions


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Anatomical positions

  1. 1. + The skeletal system Anatomical View Points
  2. 2. + Anatomical viewpoints  We can look at the human body in a number of different ways:  Anterior (front view)  Posterior (back view)  Medial (towards the midline of the body)  Lateral (away from the midline of the body)  Proximal (towards the attached end of a limb)  Distal (away from the attached end of a limb)  Superior (towards the top of the body)  Inferior (towards the bottom of the body)
  3. 3. + Anterior View
  4. 4. + Posterior view
  5. 5. + The ‘Anatomical Position’