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Glossary Term


Cephalad is an anatomical direction that refers to movement towards the head. It is often used in medical terminology to describe the location of body parts or the direction of movement. Synonyms for cephalad include cranial, superior, and rostral. Related terms include caudad, inferior, and posterior.

Cephalad: An anatomical direction; toward the head. For example, hip pain was felt with any force directed cephalad.




  1. Cranial
  2. Superior
  3. Rostral
  4. Cranially
  5. Cranial