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Distal signifies the distance from reference point being compared. The foot is more distal from the knee, in reference to the trunk. Opposite would be proximal.


Anterior signifies the front of the frontal plane, in reference to the observed object. Opposite would be posterior.


Adduction is moving the extremity towards the central line, occurring in the joint. Opposite would be abduction


Abduction is moving the extremity away from the central line, occurring in the joint. Opposite would be adduction

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Proximal means closer to the reference point. For example, the knee is more proximal than the foot – it is closer to the trunk –...