Musculoskeletal System: Terms of Position and Direction

  1. anterior (A)
    front of body
  2. posterior (P)
    back of body
  3. anterior-posterior (AP)
    from front to back; commonly associated with the direction of an x-ray beam
  4. posterior-anterior (PA)
    from back to front; commonly associated with the direction of an x-ray beam
  5. superior
    situated above another structure, toward the head
  6. inferior
    situated below another structure, away from the head
  7. proximal
    toward the beginning or origion of a structure
  8. distal
    away from the beginning or origin of a structure
  9. medial
    toward the middle
  10. lateral
    toward the side
  11. axis
    line that runs through the center of the body or a body part
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Musculoskeletal System: Terms of Position and Direction
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Quiz 2
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