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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Lateral, Medial & More

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If point A is closest to the midline in comparison to point B, then point A is _____ to point B.

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1. Which of these structures is lateral to the rib cage?

2. The right foot and the right arm are _____ structures.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your knowledge of anatomical directional terminology. You will need to know terms that are used to describe the midline and points close to and far from this imaginary line in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The term used to describe what point A is to point B when point A is closest to the midline
  • The term used to describe what point A is to point B when point A is farther from the midline than point B
  • The term used to describe both points when they are on the same side of the midline
  • The term used to describe both points when point A is on a different side of the midline than point B
  • The term that would describe what side of the thigh would be the inner thigh

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the location of points specific to a midline and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as lateral and medial
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as contralateral and ipsilateral

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Anatomical Directional Terminology: Lateral, Medial & More. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the midline of the body
  • Define lateral and medial
  • Describe terms used to refer to points on the same side and opposite sides of the midline
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