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abduction

motion of a Lambo away from the midline

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adduction

motion of a limb toward the midline

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anterior

the front surface of the body; the side facing you in standard anatomic position

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Apex (plural apices)

the pointed extremity of a conical structure

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bilateral

a body part or condition that appears on both sides of the midline

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combining vowel

the vowel used to combine two word roots or word root and suffix

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deep

farther inside the body and away from the skin

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distal

further from the trunk or near to the free end of the extremity

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dorsal

the posterior surface of the body, including the back of the hand

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extension

the straightening of a joint

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flexion

the bending of a joint

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Fowler position

an inclined position in which the head of the bed is raised

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inferior

below a body part or near to the fee

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lateral

parts of the body that lie farther from the midline also called outer structure

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medial

parts of the body that lie closer to the midline also called inner structures

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Palmer

the forward facing part of the hand anatomic position

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posterior

the back surface of the body; the side away from you in the standard anatomic position

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prefix

part of a term that appears before a word root, changing the meaning of the term

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prone

laying face down

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proximal

closer to the trunk

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quadrants

describe the sections of the abdominal cavity, in which two imaginary lines intersect at the umbilicus, dividing the abdominal - 4 equal areas

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suffix

the part of a term that comes after the root word and the end of the term

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superficial

closer to or on the skin

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Superior

above a body part or near to the Head

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supine

laying face up

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ventral

anterior surface of the body

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word root

main part of a term that contains the primary meaning