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Medical Terms

Fundamentals of the medical language

TermDefinition
sagittal SA=jin-tal divides the body in slices right to left
coronal kah=ROH-nal divides the body into slices from front to back
prone PROHN lying down on belly
supine SOO-pain lying down on back
contralateral KON-trah-LAter-al opposite side
ipsilateral IP-sih-LA-ter-al same side
transverse trans-VERS divides the body from top to bottom
proximal PRAWK-sih-mal closer to the center
distal DIH-stal farther away from the center
caudal KOW-dal toward the bottom
Created by: plich1
 

 



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