How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

18 terms

ch2 directional terms

This is a set for students of ALH.100 at Mid Michigan Community College. We use the book "Medical Terminology A Student Centered Approach" Moisio, Delmar learning
STUDY
PLAY
anterior
front side
distal
farthest point away from point of origin or body part
dorsal
toward back; pertaining to the back
inferior
below
lateral
to the side; away from midline
medial
toward midline; pertaining to middle
posterior
toward back; pertaining to back
prone
lying facedown
proximal
toward trunk of body; nearest to point of origin
superior
above
supine
lie on back
ventral
toward front; pertaining to front side
anteroposterior
front to back
caudual
pertaining to tail; downward
cranial; cephalad
toward head; pertaining to head
deep
away from the surface
posteroanterior
back to front
superficial
near surface; pertaining to the surface