positional and directional terms - chapter 2

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positional and directional terms - chapter 2
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  1. pertaining to the front
    anterior (ant)
  2. pertaining to the belly side
    ventral
  3. pertaining to the back
    posterior (pos)
  4. pertaining to the back of the body
    dorsal
  5. pertaining to upward
    superior (sup)
  6. toward the head
    cephalad
  7. pertianing to downward
    inferior (inf)
  8. toward the tail
    caudad
  9. pertaining to the middle (midline)
    medial
  10. pertaining to the side
    lateral (lat)
  11. pertaining to the same side
    ipsilateral
  12. pertaining to the opposite side
    contralateral
  13. pertaining to one side
    unilateral
  14. pertaining to two sides
    bilateral
  15. on the surface of the body
    superficial (external)
  16. away from the surface of the body
    deep (internal)
  17. pertaining to near the origin
    proximal
  18. pertaining to far from the origin
    distal
  19. toward the right
    dextrad
  20. toward the left
    sinistrad
  21. pertaining to carrying toward a structure
    afferent
  22. pertaining to carrying away from a structure
    efferent
  23. lying on one's back
    supine
  24. lying on one's belly
    prone

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