Medical Terminology - Body Position

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Medical Terminology - Body Position

Medical Terminiology Test 1

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Front Back
Superior (cephalic)
 
above, toward the head
Inferior (caudal)
 
below, toward the feet
Anterior (ventral)
 
front or belly-side
Posterior (dorsal)
 
back or spinal cord side
Medial
 
middle or near the middle of the body
Lateral
 
refers to the side
Proximal
 
nearer to the point of attachment
Distal
 
located farther away from the point of attachment
Apex
 
tip or summit
Base
 
bottom or lower part of the organ
Superficial
 
move toward the surface of the body
Deep
 
further away from the surface of the body
Supine
 
facing upward
Prone
 
facing downward