Directional Terms Homework



Use your knowledge of directional terms to relate the following structures to each other anatomically in a short sentence.

0. toes to ankle:   The toes are distal to the ankle.

1.  scalp to skull

2.  diaphragm to lung

3.  heart to diaphragm

4.  head to neck

5.  wrist to palm of hand

6.  esophagus to vertebral column

7.  brain to spinal cord

8.  pelvis to thigh bone

9.  small intestines to stomach

10.  fingers to palm of hand

11. kneecap to knee joint

12.  eyes to nose

13.  ears to head

14.  thumb to palm of hand

15.  vertebral column to trachea

16.  fingernail to underlying skin

17.  In what region of the body is your thumb located? 

  • Your ear? 

  • Your nose?


18.  What body cavities are located superior to the diaphragm? 

  • Inferior?  

  • Anterior? 

  • Posterior?