Medical Terminology - Body Positio

Medical Terminiology Test 1
 
Created Feb 8, 2010
by caitlyndonegan06
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Side ASide B
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


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