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    Peripheral

    Peripheral means "away from the center." It refers toareas away from the center of the body or a body part.

    For example, the hands are peripheral to the shoulder. The toes are peripheral to the knees.

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        Review Date: 1/21/2013

        Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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