Fill in the blank. The spine is located _________ to the esophagus.

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The spine is located _____ to the esophagus.

Anatomical Directional Terminology:

To refer to the relative location of two body parts in a way that is understood correctly, a standardized set of terminology was formed. Given a specific axis or plane, one can describe the position of one body part to another in anatomical position. For example, in the frontal plane which splits the body into front and back halves, the sternum is anterior or in front of the lungs.

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The spine is located posterior to the esophagus. This is because the spine runs behind the esophagus, so looking at the body in the frontal plane, it...

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What does anterior mean in anatomy and what does posterior mean in anatomy? Learn the anterior and posterior definitions in anatomy and their differences.


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