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Q: What does proximal mean?
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Before the forearm is?

The elbow is proximal to the forearm, and the arm is proximal to the elbow. Perhaps that's what you mean by "before."


What does proximal mean in cna term?

The closest position. ex: the elbow is proximal to the shoulder. The wrist is distal to the shoulder.


Near or closer to the point of attachment?

You mean the proximal point of attachment.


Does distal mean the same thing as proximal?

it means the opposite


What is the proximal direction of the body?

Proximal means closer to the origin of the limb, so the knee is proximal to the ankle, and the wrist is proximal to the thumb.


Where is the proximal jejunum?

Proximal jejunum


Is the knee proximal to the ankle?

ANSWER: YesTo quote my textbook, Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (2nd Edition) by Donald C. Rizzo: "Proximal means nearest the point of attachment or origin. Example: the elbow is proximal to the wrist, the knee is proximal to the ankle. Distal mean away from the point of attachment or origin. Example: the wrist is distal to the elbow, the ankle is distal to the knee."


What does stenosis proximally mean?

Stenosis means narrowing and proximal means closer to the body.


Is the head distal or proximal to the shoulders?

Proximal


Is the knee proximal or distal to the ankle?

Proximal


Is the nose distal or proximal to the ears?

proximal


Is the elbow proximal or distal to your fingers?

The elbow is proximal to your fingers.


Is the ankle proximal or distal to the foot?

Proximal, anything closer to midsection in proximal (closer) than distal (distant).


What does left lower medial proximal leg mean?

The left lower medial proximal leg is the inside of the left leg just below the knee. "Medial" means it's the side that faces the other leg.


What is proximal esophagus stricture mean?

Simply a narrowing of the esophagus that is in the part closest to the oral phaynx- distal strictrues, closer to the stomach are commonly caused by acid reflux; proximal strictures have a broader list of causes.


Is the shoulder distal or proximal to elbow?

It's proximal.


Are peyer patches in the proximal or distal intestine?

proximal ?


What does the term Proximal mean?

closer to the center of the body, distal is more distant from the center of the body


The proximal end of the forearm refers to?

The olecranon is known as the proximal end of the forearm. The proximal end of the forearm refers to the olecranon.


What are the long hand bones proximal to the phalanges?

The metacarpals are the long hand bones proximal to the phalanges. The carpals are proximal to the metacarpals.


What medical term means toward or nearest to the trunk of the body?

The term proximal means that one part of the body is closer than another. Your elbow is proximal to your fingers. You always are comparing two things.


Is the upper arm proximal to the forearm?

Yes, proximal=next to


Differentiate between proximal and distal parenting?

proximal parenting


Is the hip proximal or distal to the knee?

The hip is proximal to the knee.


Is the knee proximal or superior to the foot?

the knee is proximal to the foot