Medical Terminology - Positional and Directional Terms (Body as a Whole Test 2)

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cephalic (superior)

upper end, head area

caudal (inferior)

lower, below, feet area

decubitus

horizontal position (usually referring to a person who is bedridden)

medial

pertaining to the middle or center of the body

lateral

pertaining to the side of the body

proximal

near or close to the source

distal

away from the source

eversion

turning outward

inversion

abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inside out

flexion

decreasing the angle of a joint

extension

increasing the angle of a joint

peripheral

pertaining to the outside surrounding area or surface of

recumbent

lying down or leaning backwards

supine

lying on your back, face up

prone

lying on your stomach, face down

base

bottom

afferent

conducting towards

efferent

conducting away

frontal (vertical)

divides structures into back and front

saggital

any vertical slice

midsagittal

median, equal left and right halves (vertical)

transverse

any horizontal slice

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