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Med Term-Week 2

Veterinary Terminology

TermDefinition
dorsal recumbancy lying on the back
dorsal referring to the back
rostral towards the nose
caudal towards the tail
cranial towards the head
recumbency to lay down
ventral or sternal underside or belly
proximal nearest the midline
distal farthest from the midline
medial towards the midline
lateral away from the midline
right lateral recumbancy laying on right side(patient's right)
sagittal plane divides the body into unequal left and right
midsagittal plane divides the body into equal left and right parts
dorsal plane divides the body into dorsal and ventral parts
planes imaginary lines that divide a patient into different parts
lingual surface of the tooth that faces/touches the tongue
buccal surface of the tooth that faces/touches the cheek
occlusal the chewing aspects of the dental arcade that touch when the mouth is opened and closed
labial the surface of the tooth that touches the lips
What is the prefix? comes before the word, usually written as Pre-
What are the Word parts? Prefix, root and suffix
What does the "root" do? The root word give the essential meaning of the word; if the word part that follows the root does not start with a vowel, you must add a combining vowel; written as "root/o"
What is the suffix? at the end of the word; often indicates procedure, disease or condition of something; written as "-suffix"; -scope means instrument to examine visually
Front paws are called? palmar
Back paws are called? plantar
Opposite of distal or up;directional proximal
Opposite of proximal or down;directional distal
M/I male intact
M/N male neutered
F/I female intact
F/N female neutered(spayed)
outside of animals legs;directional lateral
inside of animals legs;directional medial
Created by: rottielover