CHAPTER_THREE - CHAPTER THREE Directional Terms, Anatomic...

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CHAPTER THREE Directional Terms, Anatomic Planes, Regions, and Quadrants In the description of body directions and planes, a position of reference is used. In the anatomical position , the body is viewed as erect, arms at the side with palms of the hands facing forward and feet placed side by side. Whether the patient is standing or lying down face up, the directional terms are the same. PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES PREFIXES DEFINITION bi- two uni- one SUFFIXES DEFINITION -ad toward -ior pertaining to COMBINING FORM FOR DIRECTIONAL TERMS TERM DEFINITION anter/o front caud/o tail (downward) cephal/o head (upward) dist/o away (from the point of attachment of a body part) dors/o back infer/o below later/o side medi/o middle poster/o back; behind proxim/o near (the point of attachment of the body part) super/o above ventr/o belly (front) 1
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DIRECTIONAL TERMS TERM DEFINITION anterior (ant) pertaining to the front posterior pertaining to the back inferior (inf) pertaining to below superior (sup)
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