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Flashcards in Medical Terminology: Directions Deck (25):
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Anterior

Situated at or directed toward the front

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Bilateral

having two sides

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Caudal

Situated toward the tail

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Cephalic

Pertaining to the head or the head end of the body

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Decubitus

lying down

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Dextro-

right side

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distal

remote; further from any point of reference

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dorsal

pertaining to the back

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eversion

a turning inside out; a turning outward

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extension

the movement bringing the members of a limb into or toward a straight condition

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external

situated or occurring on the outside

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flexion

the act of bending or the condition of being bent

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inferior

below or directed downward

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internal

situated or occurring within or on the inside

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medial

situated toward the midline

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midline of the body

imaginary line created when the body is divided into equal

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peripheral

an outward structure or surface

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posterior

directed toward or situated at the back

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prone

lying face downward

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proximal

toward the center of median line; the point of attachment or origin

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recumbent

lying down

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sinistro

left side

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superior

above or directed upward

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supine

lying with the face upward

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ventral

related to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal

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