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Lateral

 

Lateral means to the side of, or away from, the middle of the body.

Examples:

  • The ears are lateral to the nose.
  • The arms are lateral to the chest.

 

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  • Anatomical landmarks, side view

    Anatomical landmarks, si...

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  • Lateral orientation

    Lateral orientation

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    • Anatomical landmarks, side view

      Anatomical landmarks, si...

      illustration

    • Lateral orientation

      Lateral orientation

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    Self Care

     

    Tests for Lateral

     
     

    Review Date: 11/4/2012

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