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RAD CH 14 Vocab

Radiology Chapater 14 Vocabulary

anterior forward or front portion of the body or body part
caudal/caudad away from the head
central pertaining to the middle area or main part of an organ or body part
cephalic/cephalad pertaining to the head; toward the head; the opposite of caudal
distal away from the source or point of origin; for example, the write is distal to the elbow, being farther from the point of origin of the arm, which is at the shoulder
dorsal pertaining to the back part or surface of the body or part; the top surface of the foot; or the back of the hand
external to the outside, at or near the surface of the body or a body part
inferior below, farther from the head
internal deep, inside, near the center of the body or a part; the opposite of external
lateral referring to the side, away from the center to the left or right
medial/mesial toward the center of the body or the center of a part; the opposite of lateral
palmar referring to the palm (anterior surface) of the hand
parallel running in the same direction; never intersecting
parietal referring to the walls of a cavity
peripheral away from the central mass of an organ, toward its outer limits; the opposite of central
perpendicular intersecting (or touching) at a 90 degree angle
plantar referring to the sole of the foot
posterior backward or back portion of the body or body part; the opposite of anterior
proximal toward the source or point of origin; the opposite of distal
superior above, toward the head; the opposite of inferior
ventral forward, front part; the opposite of dorsal
visceral pertaining to organs
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