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Notes: TN 75: extremities of animals; TN 117: joints of animals & table of human, primate & non-primate extremities

Extremities Categories.
Amputation Stumps - The part of a limb or tail following amputation that is proximal to the amputated section.
Lower Extremity - The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.
Upper Extremity - The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.

Extremities Definitions and Terms

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