posterior surfacemedical dictionary

The surface of a part of the body that faces toward the posterior part of the body. The NA recognises a posterior surface without qualification on the following structures: arm; arytenoid cartilage; cornea; eyelid; fibula; humerus; iris; kidney; leg; pancreas; prostate; radius; suprarenal gland; ulna.

Synonyms: facies posterior.

(05 Mar 2000)