Distal

Definición

Se refiere a sitios que se localizan lejos de un área específica, por lo general el centro del cuerpo. En medicina, se refiere a partes del cuerpo alejadas del centro. Por ejemplo, la mano es distal al hombro. El pulgar es distal a la muñeca. 

Distal es lo opuesto a proximal.

Revision

Last reviewed 1/13/2013 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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