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Recumbent, Body Directions and Supervision

Means TOWARDS the midline Medial
Means AWAY from the midline Lateral
Means lying on the back Dorsal Recumbency
Means lying on the belly Ventral Recumbency
Means lying on the right side Right Lateral Recumbency
Means lying on the left side Left Lateral Recumbency
Means to move TOWARDS the midline (think "Add") Adduction
Straightening a joint or increasing the angle between two bones Extension
Bending a joint or reducing the angle between two bones Flexion
To move AWAY from the midline. (Think child abduction; take away) Abduction
Plane that divides the body into EQUAL right and left halves. (Also called median and midline) Midsagittal
Plane that divides the body into UNEQUAL right and left parts. Sagittal
Plane that divides the body into dorsal (back) and ventral (belly) parts Dorsal
Plane that divides the body into cranial and caudal parts. Also known a horizontal plane or cross-section plane. Transverse
The licensed veterinarian is on the premises Direct Supervision
The licensed veterinarian need not be on the premises but has given either written or oral instructions for the treatment of the animal patient Indirect Supervision
The licensed veterinarian is in the immediate area and within audible and visual range of animal patient and the person treating the patient. Immediate Supervision
Created by: monkeyaround