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1. Order for procedure in health care according to mandate of supervisory personnel or dictates of other prevailing authority.
2. Alignment of movement from one bodily locus to another (for example, cephalad, caudad).


Bringing about the free balance of the head on the spine and the resulting release of the erector muscles of the back and legs which establish improved coordination.
Mentioned in: Alexander Technique


1. Order for procedure in health care according to mandate of supervisory personnel or dictates of other prevailing authority.
2. Alignment of movement from one bodily locus to another.
[L. directione]


orientation within the body.

caudal direction
towards the tail end of the body.
cranial direction
towards the head end of the body.
distal direction
distant from the long axis of the body.
dorsal direction
1. the surface directed towards the back or spine.
2. the extensor surface of the distal limbs.
lateral direction
the surface directed away from the median plane.
medial direction
towards the median plane (a vertical plane passing through the body from nose tip to tail tip).
palmar direction
the flexor aspect of the foot, below the carpus, the surface directed towards the ground.
plantar direction
below the tarsus, the surface directed towards the ground.
proximal direction
closer to the long axis of the body.
rostral direction
towards the head or mouth.
ventral direction
the surface directed towards the belly or ground.

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