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anatomic positioin

body is erect, facing forward, arms hanging down and palms forward

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anter/o

front

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-ior

pertaining to

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anterior

pertaining to the front

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poster/o

back

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posterior

pertaining to the back

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posteroanterior (PA)

pertains from the back to the front

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anteroposterior

pertaining from the front to the back

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ventr/o

belly or front

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-al

pertaining to

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ventral

pertaining to the belly or front

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dorsal

pertaining to the back

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dors/o

back

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superior

abive

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cephal/o

head

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-ic

pertaining to

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cephalad

toward the head

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inferior/caudal

downward direction

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caud/o

pertaining to the tail

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later/o

pertaining to the side

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medial

pertaining to the middle

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mediad

toward the middle

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mediolateral

pertaining to the middle and to the side

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lateral

pertaining to the side

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uni-

one

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unilateral

pertaining to one side

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bilateral

pertaining to two sides

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bi-

two

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proximal

near the point of attachment of a body part

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distal

away from that point of attachment