Proximal vs Distal - page 2

by stephanne 66,126 Views | 14 Comments

Can somebody please explain to me what these terms mean in plain English? I cannot seem to grasp this.... Read More


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    A&P is a very tough subject that we need to know and not just memorize. One thing that has helped me greatly is YouTube! Go to you tube and type bullharrier (that's his name) Anatomic Terms and Anatomic Planes. He has a lot of other great videos as well. Another good professor to watch is Professor Fink. Good luck!!!
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    Quote from SDgirl2013
    A&P is a very tough subject that we need to know and not just memorize. One thing that has helped me greatly is YouTube! Go to you tube and type bullharrier (that's his name) Anatomic Terms and Anatomic Planes. He has a lot of other great videos as well. Another good professor to watch is Professor Fink. Good luck!!!
    Thanks for sharing this resource!!
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    I just came across this thread and wanted to thank everyone who took the time to explain these two terms. I was pretty confused as well but I am clear now!
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    Proximal/distal is used for more than limbs, just so the OP is aware.
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    For things that are not limb-oriented, the head is typically used as the point of reference.

    For example, when talking about the esophagus, the "mouth end" is the proximal portion and the "stomach end" is the distal portion.


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