Medical Terminology - Body Position

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Medical Terminiology Test 1


 
  
Created Feb 8, 2010
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caitlyndonegan06

 

 
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  Side A   Side B
1
Superior (cephalic)
 
above, toward the head
2
Inferior (caudal)
 
below, toward the feet
3
Anterior (ventral)
 
front or belly-side
4
Posterior (dorsal)
 
back or spinal cord side
5
Medial
 
middle or near the middle of the body
6
Lateral
 
refers to the side
7
Proximal
 
nearer to the point of attachment
8
Distal
 
located farther away from the point of attachment
9
Apex
 
tip or summit
10
Base
 
bottom or lower part of the organ
11
Superficial 
 
move toward the surface of the body
12
Deep
 
further away from the surface of the body
13
Supine
 
facing upward
14
Prone
 
facing downward


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