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IMT Positional Terms

Positional Terms

inter- between
endo- In, within
peri- around
bi- two
ipsi- same, same side
supra- above
tort- twisted
< less than
> greater than
intra within, inside
superior pertaining to above
inferior pertaining to below
anterior/ventral pertaining to in front of
posterior/dorsal pertaining to in back of
lateral pertaining to the side
bilateral pertaining to both sides
medial pertaining to the middle
abduction pertaining to away from
adduction pertaining to toward
proxmial pertaining to closer to the point of attachment
distal pertaining to farther from the point of attachment
superficial toward the surface
deep farther from the surface
prone lying with the face downward; lying on your stomach
supine lying on the back; lying with your face up
extension movement that straightens or increases angle between bones at a joint
flexion bending movement around a joint, decreases angle between bones
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