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Anatomy Vocab

TermDefinition
Anter(o) Front
Caud(o) Tail, downward
Cephal(o) Head, Upward
Dist(o) Away from
Dors(o) Back
Infer(o) Below
Later(o) side
Medi(o) Middle
Poster(o) Back, behind
Proxim(o) Near (proximate)
Super(o) Above
Ventro front, belly
Anterior and ventral Refers to the front of the body.
Posterior and Dorsal Refers to the back of the body
Cephalad and superior above the waistline
Caudal and inferior below the waistline
Lateral sides of the body
Medial Middle of the body
Ipsilateral on the same side of the body
Contralateral Opposite side of the body
Proximal Center of the body, or point of attatchment
Distal Outer part of the body, away from point of origin
Superficial On the surface
Intermediate Refers to a structure being or occurring at the middle
Deep Farther away from the service
Unilateral on only one side of the body
Bilateral On both sides of the body
Nose Nasal cavity
Mouth Oral cavity
Eyes Orbital cavaties
joint cavity synovial cavaties
Aurcular reigon Region around the ears
Axillary armpit region
clavicular region on either side of two slender bones
Infraorbital below the eyes
infrascapular between shoulder blades
Inguinal region of the groin
Lumbar Lower back between ribs
Mammary breast area
mental chin area
Occipital lower posterior region of head
orbital around the eyes
Pectoral chest area
Perineal between anus and external reproductive
Popliteal behind
Pubic area above pubis
Sacral area above the sacrum between the hipbones
sternal area above sternum
submental area below the chin
Supraclavicular above the clavicles
Created by: longlivebeadle