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Can you name the anatomical directional terms?

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Can you name the directional terms of the human body?

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Anatomical directional terms are like the directions on a compass rose of a map. Like the directions, North, South, East and West, they can be used to describe the locations of structures in relation to other structures or locations in the body.

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DIRECTIONAL TERMS FOR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 Anatomy- DIRECTIONAL TERMS study guide by dawnroberts includes 13 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades.

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Anatomical position and directional terms The healthcare industry has its own terminology, especially anatomy and physiology. In order to provide exquisite care and understand the inner workings of the human body, anatomical terminology is a necessity. Directional terms describe the positions of structures relative to other structures or locations in the body. Superior or cranial - toward the head end of the body; upper (example, the hand is part of the superior extremity).

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If the anatomical position is placed face-down, it is in the prone position. If the anatomical position is placed face-up, it is in the supine position. Up, Down, Side-to-Side: Directional Terms. Imagine that when you’re studying a (correctly anatomically positioned) body you’re looking at a map. Common Terms • abdominal = region between thorax and pelvis. • antebrachial = the forearm. • antecubital = the front of elbow. • axillary = the armpit. • brachial = the upper arm. • celiac = the abdomen. • cephalic = the head. • cervical = the neck. • costal = the ribs. • cubital = the elbow. • femoral = the thigh. • gluteal = the buttock.