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OTS 515 Test 2

Medical Terminology

WordDefinition
Abduction to draw away from a position near or parallel to the median axis of the body
Adduction to draw toward or past the median axis of the body
Internal Rotation rotation towards the center of the body
External Rotation rotation away from the center of the body
Symmetrical exhibiting correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point
Asymmetrical a lack of symmetry
Unilateral occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts
Bilateral relating to, or affecting the right and left sides of the body or the right and left members of paired organs
Sidelying a position in which the body is more or less horizontal and is supported along its length by the surface underneath
Prone having the front or ventral surface downward; lying facedown
Supine lying on the back or with the face upwards
Pronation rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards; rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin
Supination rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm face forward or upward and the radius lies parallel to the ulna; the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its outer edge
Created by: emerly130