Question
Asked Feb 2, 2020
81 views

How do I understand the basics of anatomy? I am having difficulties understanding the superior and inferior that involve "posterior to anterior" or "lateral to media" or proximal to distal, and switching them. Can you please help me get knowledge about it 

Chapter 3
Common Plurals:
-us=I
-um=a
The Tissue Level of Organization
%3D
-ae
LE 1-10
SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR
Cranial
Right
Left
Proximal
Posterior
Anterior
or dorsal
or ventral
Lateral
Medial
Caudal
Proximal
Distal
Distal
INFERIOR
INFERIOR
(b)
(a)
Copyright 2009 Pearson Educetion, Inc. publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
help_outline

Image Transcriptionclose

Chapter 3 Common Plurals: -us=I -um=a The Tissue Level of Organization %3D -ae LE 1-10 SUPERIOR SUPERIOR Cranial Right Left Proximal Posterior Anterior or dorsal or ventral Lateral Medial Caudal Proximal Distal Distal INFERIOR INFERIOR (b) (a) Copyright 2009 Pearson Educetion, Inc. publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

fullscreen
check_circle

Expert Answer

star
star
star
star
star
1 Rating
Step 1

The terms such as superior and inferior, posterior and anterior, lateral and medial, and proximal and distal are the pair of antonyms in anatomy. They are helpful in indicating the position of an organ, tissue or any other body part in humans as well as animals. These terms are called anatomical terms of location as they indicate the location of various body parts.

Step 2

Superior and inferior: These two terms refer to the above and below parts of the body. Superior refers to the body part which is above something, while inferior refers to the body part which is below something. These terms are used in a relative manner in anatomy. For example, the feet are inferior to most parts of the body. To understand the relative meaning of these terms another example could be the chest. The chest is inferior (below) to the neck, while it would be considered superior (above) to the abdomen.

Step 3

Anterior and posterior: Anterior and posterior refers to the front and back of the body respectively. These terms are also used as relative terms. Anterior is also termed as ventral while posterior is al...

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A
add
question_answer

Q: Can you please answer 4 and 5

A: The correct answer for questions 4 and 5 is option (d) transcriptional control and option (d) 8 resp...

question_answer

Q: Can you please answer 7, and 8

A: Since we are entitled to answer only one question at a time, I would be answering the first question...

question_answer

Q: Does not need to be a super indepth answer. Explain the concept of the following realated to muscles...

A: Excitation–contraction coupling (ECC) is the physiological process in which a series of events conve...

question_answer

Q: List and briefly define the prokaryotic shapes and spatial arrangements

A: The different shapes of prokaryotic organisms are coccus, rod, vibrio, and spirilla. Coccus (plural ...

question_answer

Q: 1. You discover a newly potential microbe that could help in degrading toxic waste into simple compo...

A: Since you have asked multiple questions, we will solve the first question for you. If you want any s...

question_answer

Q: Is this an example of positive or negative feedback?       A man is potty trainging his daughter. Wh...

A: Click to see the answer

question_answer

Q: Diglycerides are made of glycerol and __________

A: Diglycerides are a form of glycerides that are involved in biochemical signaling. These molecules ac...

question_answer

Q: The acromial region is ________________ to the otic region. (medial or lateral)

A: The acromial region is the location where shoulder bones are present.Otic region present in skull ar...

question_answer

Q: give 2 examples of genera that produce endospores, and explain why they are important in human healt...

A: Endospore formation is the strategy of survival in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It help...