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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...

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    • Lateral orientation

      Lateral orientation

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      Tests for Lateral

       
       

      Review Date: 11/2/2014

      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, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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