Directional terms

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tchmura
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Directional terms
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2011-07-22 18:32:34
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Chp12 Directional terms
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Directional terms in relation to anatomy and word combinations
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  1. anterior
    front side

    example palm of hand, chest
  2. distal
    farthest point away from

    the tip of your toe is distal (farthest away from your nose in relationship to your body
  3. dorsal
    backside
  4. high fowlers
    sitting at a 90 degree angle

    Semi fowlers is sitting at a 45 degree angle
  5. inferior
    below

    the shoulders are inferior to the nect
  6. lateral
    side of

    lateral means to the side. The arms are lateral to the overall body's structure
  7. medial
    middle

    in the center
  8. peripheral
    on the edge of or outside of

    peripheral IV -- IV is placed in small vein
  9. posterior
    rear or back of

    means the backside of something
  10. prone
    lie on the front side facedown
  11. proximal
    nearest

    nearest point to a particular area
  12. superior
    above
  13. supine
    lie on back
  14. transverse
    across

    to go across, lateral, or side to side
  15. ventral
    to the belly

    toward the belly or wide region

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