The term proximal is a directional term that is used to describe a position of a structure that is closer either to the center of the trunk of the body or to the point of origin. In addition, it can also describe a position that is closer to the central aspect of a linear structure.
The opposite term of proximal is distal. This term describes the position of the structure that is further away from the trunk or the point of origin.
|Examples||Proximal phalanges, proximal part of prostatic urethra|
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