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Abdominal Quadrants

Four divisions of the abdomen used to pinpoint the location of a pain or injury

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Anatomic Position

The standard reference position for the body in the study of anatomy. Body standing erect, facing the observer, with arms down at the sides and the palms of the hands forward.

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Anatomy

The study of the body structure.

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Anterior

The front of the body or body part.

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Bilateral

On both sides

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Combining Form

A word root with an added vowel that can be joined with other words, roots, or suffixes to form, a new word

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Compound

A word formed from two or more whole words

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Distal

Farther away from the torso.

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Dorsal

Referring to the back of the body or the back of the hand or foot.

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Fowler Position

A sitting position.

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Inferior

Away from the head, usually compared with another structure that is closer to the head .

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Lateral

To the side, away from the midline of the body.

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Medial

Toward the midline of the body.

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Mid-Axillary Line

A line drawn vertically from the middle of the armpit to the ankle.

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Mid-Clavicular Line

The line through the center of each clavicle.

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Midline

An imaginary line drawn down the center of the body, dividing it into right and left halves.

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Palmar

Referring to the palm of the hand.

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Physiology

The study of body functions.

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Plane

A flat surface formed when slicing through a solid object.

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Plantar

Referring to the sole of the feet.

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Posterior

The back of the body or body part.

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Prefix

Word part added to the beginning of a root or word to modify or qualify its meaning

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Prone

Lying facedown.

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Recovery Position

Lying in the side. "Lateral Recumbent Position"

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Root

Foundation of a word that is not a word that can stand on its own.

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Suffix

Word part added to the end of a word to complete its meaning.

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Superior

Toward the head.

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Supine

Lying on the back.

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Torso

The trunk of the body, or the body without the head and the extremities.

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Unilateral

Limited to one side.