681 Chapter 5

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681 Chapter 5
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Directional Terminology
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Directional Terminology
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  1. Cranial
    above, toward the head
  2. inferior
    below, toward the lower end of the body or tail
  3. anterior
    front surface of the body, bellly side of the body
  4. posterior
    back surface of the body
  5. medial
    toward the midline, from head to feet
  6. lateral
    away from midline
  7. proximal
    • nearst the point of attachment to the trunk,
    • toward the point of origin

    the stomach is proximal to the intestines
  8. distal
    • farthest from the point of attachment to the trunck
    • farthest from point of origin

    knee is distal  to the hip
  9. supine
    lying on back, face up
  10. prone
    lying on abdomen, face down
  11. plantar
    sole of foot
  12. dorsum
    upper portion of the foot
  13. umbillical
    belly button area
  14. Abdominopelvic quadrants
    RUQ, LUQ, RLQ, LLQ
  15. flank
    The side of the body between the pelvis or hip and the last rib; the side
  16. inguinal
    pertaining to the groin
  17. "q"
    each, every
  18. "c"
    with
  19. "s"
    without
  20. "c/o"
    complains of
  21. D/C D.C.
    discontinue, discharge

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