The term distal is a directional term that is used to describe a position of a structure that is away or farthest away from the central point of the trunk or the point of origin of the body part. In addition, it can also describe a position that is farther to the central aspect of a linear structure.
The opposite term of distal is proximal. This term describes the position of the structure that is closest to the trunk or the point of origin.
|Distal phalanx of the foot
Learn all directional terms and body planes with the following study unit:
Distal: want to learn more about it?
Our engaging videos, interactive quizzes, in-depth articles and HD atlas are here to get you top results faster.
What do you prefer to learn with?
“I would honestly say that Kenhub cut my study time in half.”