Medial

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Definición

Significa hacia el medio o el centro y es lo opuesto a lateral. El término se emplea para describir posiciones generales de partes del cuerpo. Por ejemplo, el pecho está medial al brazo.

El médico puede usar estos términos para explicar claramente la relación entre cosas encontradas durante un examen físico o en exámenes médicos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/30/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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