Medical Termonology: Chapter 3

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Medical Termonology: Chapter 3
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Medical Terms for chapter 3, directional terms
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  1. Anter/o
    front
  2. caud/o
    tail (downward)
  3. cephal/o
    head (upward)
  4. dist/o
    away (from point of attachment of a body part)
  5. dors/o
    back
  6. infer/o
    below
  7. later/o
    side
  8. medi/o
    middle
  9. poster/o
    back, behind
  10. proxim/o
    near (the point of attachment of a body part)
  11. super/o
    above
  12. ventr/o
    belly (front)
  13. bi-
    two
  14. uni-
    one
  15. -ad
    towards
  16. -ior
    pertaining to
  17. frontal or coronal
    vertical field passing through the body from side to side, divides the body into anterior and posterior portions
  18. midsagittal
    vertical field running through the body from front to back at the midline, divides body equally into right and left halves
  19. sagittal
    vertical field running through the body from front to back that divides body into right and left sides
  20. parasagittal
    divides body into unequal right and left halves
  21. transverse
    horizontal field that divides the body into superior and inferior portions
  22. Fowler position
    semi-sitting position with slight elevation of the knees
  23. lithotomy position
    lying on back with legs raised and feet in stirrups
  24. prone position
    lying on abdomen, facing downward
  25. orthopnea position
    sitting erect in a chair or sitting upright in bed supported by pilows behind the head and chest
  26. Recumbent Position
    lying down in any position
  27. Sims position
    lying on left side with right knee drawn up and with left arm drawn behind, parallele to teh back
  28. supine position
    lying on back, facing upward
  29. rendelenburg position
    lying on back with body tilted so tha tthe head is lower than the feet
  30. Top right region
    right hypochondriac
  31. Top middle region
    Epigastic
  32. Top left region
    Left hypochondriac
  33. Middle right region
    right lumbar
  34. middle region
    umilical
  35. middle left region
    left lumbar
  36. right lower region
    right iliac
  37. middle lower region
    hypogastric
  38. left lower region
    left iliac
  39. ant
    anterior
  40. AP
    anteroposterior
  41. PA
    posteroanterior
  42. inf
    inferior
  43. lat
    lateral
  44. med
    medial
  45. sup
    superior
  46. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  47. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  48. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  49. RUQ
    right upper quadrant

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