MedTerm Ch. 3

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MedTerm Ch. 3
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2013-02-10 17:36:51
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  1. later/o
    side
  2. caud/o
    tail, downward
  3. dors/o
    back
  4. poster/o
    back, behind
  5. ventr/o
    belly (front)
  6. anter/o
    front
  7. cephal/o
    head (upward)
  8. bi-
    two
  9. super/o
    above
  10. infer/o
    below
  11. medi/o
    middle
  12. proxim/o
    near (the point of attachment of a body part)
  13. -ad
    toward
  14. uni-
    one
  15. dist/o
    away from (the point of attachment of a body part)
  16. -ior
    pertaining to
  17. Fowler position
    semi-sitting position with slight elevation of the knees
  18. lithotomy position
    lying on back with legs raised and feet in stirrups
  19. orthopnea position
    sitting erect in a chair or bed supported by pillows behind the head and chest
  20. prone position
    lying on abdomen, facing downward
  21. recumbent position
    lying down in any position
  22. Sims position
    lying on left side with right knee drawn up and left arm drawn behind, parallel to the back
  23. supine position
    lying on back, facing upward
  24. Trendelenburg position
    lying on back with body tilted so that the head is lower than the feet

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