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In the anatomical position, the thumb or pollux is ____ with regard to the ring or 4th finger. a....

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In the anatomical position, the thumb or pollux is _____ with regard to the ring or {eq}4^{th} {/eq} finger.

a. medial

b. lateral

c. flexed

d. contracted

e. symmetrical

The Hands

The hands are unique in humans and are what primarily separates us from other animals similar to us. Humans have five digits including the opposable thumbs.

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Anatomical position is used for anatomical directional terms. With anatomic position, the palmar surface of the hand faces anterior which makes the...

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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Lateral, Medial & More

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Anatomical directional terminology helps to explain the relative positions of different areas of the body. Explore more about anatomical directional terminology and the four terms that reference the position from the midline.


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