| As an adjective, the difference between caudal and cephalic is that caudal (zoology) is attached to the tail or back or back of the body while the head is off, or refers to the head as a head.
Skull and caudal have the same meanings above and below respectively, but are used in relation to the anatomy of the animal rather than the human.
Directional Inferior or caudal direction away from the lower head (e.g. the foot is part of the lower extremity). Posterior or dorsal spine (for example, the shoulder blades are located in the back of the body).
Cephalic refers to the head of the embryo while caudal refers to the tail (worse).
Caudal: directional expression pointing to the tail. At the level of the spinal cord, the caudal direction indicates the direction towards the feet. However, through the intersection of the brain stem and the diencephalon, the term focuses more precisely on the back of the brain.
Caudal: towards the tail (further forward in an opposite inferior rostral position). Below the midbrain caudally = inferior. Dorsal: attached to the back or upper side of the body opposite the ventral side. (NCit) Structures that sit on top of the human brain or on top of another structure in the brain.
The palm (adj palmar) corresponds to the sole of the foot (adj plantar), the back of the hand (back) corresponds to the back of the foot (top). The term palmar, used mainly in orthopedics, is synonymous with palmar and plantar.
(The opposite is forward.) Medial refers to everything that is towards the center of the body. (The opposite is from the side.)
Medical Definition of Worse
1a: Being or positioning near, on or against the upper surface of an animal (such as a square) in front of the lower or ventral surface. b: being or being near, above or towards the back or rear of the human body.
Medical Definition of caudal
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Something proximal is closer to the point of attachment or origin. In medicine, this means closer to the center of the body. The opposite of proximal is distal and these terms are also used in geology.
Anatomical location is the description of an area or part of the body in a specific location. In the anatomical position, the body is straight, facing the viewer, feet flat and facing forward. The upper limbs are on the sides of the body with the palms facing forward.
Cephalic - back of head
In anatomical terminology, superior (from Latin, meaning above) is used to mean what is above something and worse (from Latin, meaning below) than what is below. For example, in the anatomical position, the head is the upper part of the human body and the feet are the worst.
When evaluating the human body, anatomists refer to the head as high, the feet as lower, the front of the body as anterior or ventral, and the back of the body as posterior or dorsal.
The prefixes that mean above or above are super, supra and hyper. They are used in terms such as superior, supraventricular and hypergastric vena cava. Their opposite prefixes are sub, infra, and hypo, which all mean under and under.
Cranial / Caudal: Focused cranially on the skull (cerebral cortex) [neck, trunk, tail, limbs]. Caudal from face to tail (and outward) [head, neck, torso, tail, limbs].
Anterior (or ventral) Describes the anterior or anterior direction of the body. The toes are in front of the foot. Posterior (or dorsal) Describes the back or the direction to the back of the body.
Sagittal: a vertical plane that crosses the ■■■■■ body from front to back. The median or median sagittal plane divides the body into the left and right halves. For a more complete list of spatial orientation terms used in medicine, see the Anatomical Orientation Terms section.
Medical definition of proximal