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Medical Terminology; Directional Terms and Vocab

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Abduction
Movement away from middle; body or organ
Adduction
Movement towards the middle; body or organ
Medial
Pertaining to the middle of the body structure
Lateral
Pertaining to a side
Superior
Toward the head or upper portion of a structure
Inferior
Away from the head; towards tail or lower part of structure
Proximal
Near the center of the trunk
Distal
Further from the trunk
Anterior
Near the body front
Posterior
Near the back of the body
Parietal
Pertaining to the outer wall of a body cavity
Visceral
Pertaining to the viscera; abdominal organs
Prone
Lying face down
Supine
Lying on the back; face up
Inversion
Turning inward or inside out
Eversion
Turning outward
Palmar
Pertaining to the palm of the hand
Plantor
Pertaining to the sole of the foot
Superficial
Toward the body surface
Deep
Away from body surface, internal
Adhesion
Abnormal fibrous band holding tissue together; usually involving organs in the body cavity
Analyte
Substance being analyzed or tested
Febrile
Pertaining to a fever
Homeostasis
Relative constancy or equilibrium
Inflamation
Body defense against injury
Morbid
Diseased; pertaining to disease
Sepsis
Pathological state, usually of the blood; usually febrile state
Suppurative
Associated with pus generation