Proximal vs Distal - page 2

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

  1. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
    Proximal/distal is used for more than limbs, just so the OP is aware.
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  3. Visit  brillohead profile page
    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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