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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Limbs, Hands & Feet

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Your knee is _____ to your ankle.

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1. If we identify two points A and B on someone's arm, and we know that B is distal to A, then what do we know about these two points?

2. The back of your hand is the _____ surface of your hand.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you define words like palmar and proximal? The questions in this quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of the terminology used in the anatomy of the limbs, hands and feet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following terms:

  • Plantar
  • Distal
  • Dorsal
  • Palmar
  • Proximal

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts- ensure you can accurately define medical terminology related to the anatomy of appendages
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained about the dorsal surface of hands
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast the proximal anatomy area to the distal area

Additional Learning

To learn more about the extremities, review the accompanying lesson on Anatomy of the Limbs, Hands & Feet. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifying the term describing something located in, on or pertaining to the palm of the hand
  • Defining the term describing the opposite side of the hands
  • Identifying the term that describes the sole of the feet
  • Defining the term describing the point on an appendage that is nearer to the body from which an appendage is originating
  • Identifying the term that describes the point farther away from the body from which an appendage is originating
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