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Medical Terms

TermDefinition
Crani skull
Cephal head
Caudal tail
superior above
inferior below
epi upon
hypo under
proximal nearer to the center of the body or the point of attachment.
distal farther to the center of the body or point of attachment.
ventral toward the front
dorsal toward the back
anterior front
posterior back
lateral away from the midsagittal plane
medial toward the midsagittal plane
gastr stomach
renal kidney
chondr cartilage
axillary armpit
brachial upper arm
inguinal region of the groin
cubital elbow
popliteal back of the knee
pulmonary the lungs
viscera inward
deep farther from the body surface
superficial closer to the body surface
supine lying face down
prone lying face up
lateral recumbent position laying on your side
erect upright or straight
sims position lay on the side with the knee and thigh drawn upward toward the chest
fowlers position upright at 90 degrees
trendelenburg position laid back with feet higher than the head
buccal region cheeks
mental region the chin
orbital region eye socket
sternal region breast bone
Created by: destineeparrish
 

 



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