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Anterior

Definition

Anterior means "in front of" or "the front surface of." The term usually refers to the front side of the body. For example, your knees and your face are on the anterior surfaces of your body.

Alternative Names

Ventral


Review Date: 10/18/2008
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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