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Peripheral

 

Peripheral means "away from the center." It refers to areas away from the center of the body or a body part.

For example, the hands are peripheral to the shoulder. The toes are peripheral to the knees.

 

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  • Anatomical landmarks, back view

    Anatomical landmarks, ba...

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  • Anatomical landmarks, front view

    Anatomical landmarks, fr...

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  • Peripheral orientation

    Peripheral orientation

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    • Anatomical landmarks, back view

      Anatomical landmarks, ba...

      illustration

    • Anatomical landmarks, front view

      Anatomical landmarks, fr...

      illustration

    • Peripheral orientation

      Peripheral orientation

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    A Closer Look

     

    Self Care

     

    Tests for Peripheral

     
       

      Review Date: 1/21/2013

      Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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