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Using Anatomical LanguageBackground"Anatomy is the foundation of medicine and shouldbe based on the form of the human body."HippocratesAnatomy is the study of the structures of the human body, whilephysiology is the study of the functions of these structures.Asolid understanding of both is crucial for effective medicine andpatient care.In addition to knowing anatomy & physiology, it isalso important to be able to speak a common language amonghealthcare professionals.There are times that a physician,nurse, or therapist must document in medicalrecords orcommunicate to other healthcare workers about the conditionand/or treatment of a patient.In order to avoid confusion,standard anatomical terms are used to describe positions andreference points on the human body.This activity will be anintroduction and review of common anatomical language usedto describe relative positions, body sections, and body regionsthat communicate information about patients effectively in thehealthcare field.

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Term
Winter
Professor
Mel Renney
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Anatomical terms of location

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