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Glossary of CAS Exploring Medical Language

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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 a body part)
Super/o
above
Ventr/o
belly (front)
Belly (front)
Ventr/o
Above
Super/o
Near
Proxim/o
Back, Behind
Poster/o
Middle
Medi/o
Side
Later/o
Below
Inter/o
Back
Dors/o
Away
Dist/o
Head (upward)
Cephal/o
Tail (downward)
Caud/o
Front
Anter/o
BI
Two
Uni
One
Ad
toward
ior, al, ic, ous
pertaining to
Two
Bi
One
Uni
Toward
Ad
Pertaining to
ior, al, ic, ous
Posterior
pertaining to the back
Pertaining to the back
Posterior
Anterior
pertaining to the front
Pertaining to the front
Anterior
Abbreviation

"ant" stands for what?
Anterior
What is the abbreviation of Anterior?
ant
Inferior
pertaining to below
Pertaining to below
Inferior
"inf" is the abbreviation of what?
Inferior
What is the abbreviation of Inferior?
inf
Superior
Pertaining to above
Pertaining to above is?
Superior
"sup" is the abbreviation of what?
Superior
What is the abbreviation of Superior?
"sup"
Distal
Away (from the point of attachment of a body part)
Away (from the point of attachment of a body part)?
Distal
Proximal
pertaining to near
What is the term that means Pertaining to near?
Proximal
Dorsal
Pertaining to the back
What term means Pertaining to the back?
Dorsal
Ventral
Pertaining to the belly (front)
What term pertains to the belly. (front)
Ventral
Caudal
Pertaining to the tail
What term pertains to the tail?
Caudal
Cephalic
Pertaining to the head
What Medical Term pertains to the head?
Cephalic
Anteroposterior
pertaining to the front and to the back
What medical term pertains to the front and to the back
Anteroposterior
Cephalad
toward the head
What medical term means toward the head?
Cephalad
What does the abbreviation "AP" stand for?
Anteroposterior
What is the abbreviation for Anteroposterior?
AP
Posteroanterior
pertaining to the back and to the front
What medical term pertains to the front and to the back?
Posteroanterior
Lateral
Pertaining to a side
What medical terms means pertaining to a side?
Lateral
Medial
Pertaining to the middle
What medical terms means Pertaining to the middle?
Medial
Unilateral
Pertaining to one side only
What medical term means Pertaining to one side only?
Unilateral
Bilateral
Pertaining to both sides
What medical term means "pertaining to both sides"?
Bilateral
Mediolateral
Pertaining to the middle and to the side
What medical terms means "pertaining to the middle and to the side?"
Mediolateral
Mediad
Toward the middle
What medical terms means "Toward the middle?"
Mediad
What is the medical term that "passes through the body from side to side that divides the body into anterior and posterior portions?
Frontal or Coronal
What Anatomic Plan runs through the body from front to back and divides the body into right and left sides?
Sagittal
Midsagittal
Divides the body into right and left halves
What Anatomic Plane divides the body into right and left halves?
Midsagittal
Transverse
Divides the body into upper and lower portions
What anatomical plane divides the body into upper and lower portions?
Transverse
How many regions does the Abdomen & Pelvis have?
9
The abdomen & pelvis have 9 regions, what are they?
1. Umbilical
2. Epigastric
3. Hypogastric
4. Left & Right Hypochodriac
6. Left & Right Iliac
Umbilical Region
Region around the naval (umbilicus)
The Region around the naval is called what?
Umbilical Region
Epigastric Region

(ep-i-GAS-trik)
The area directly above the Umbilical
What abdominopelvic retion is located directly above the Umbilical Region?
Epigastric Region
The Hypogastric region is located where?
Directly below the Umbilical Region
What Abdominopelvic region is located right below the Umbilical Region?
Hypogastric Region
The Hypochondriac Region is located where?
To the Right and the Left of the epigastric region.
WhatAbdominopelvic region is located to the right and the left of the epigastric?
The Hypochondriac Region
Lumbar Region is located where?
To the left and right of the Umbilical Region
What Abdominopelvic Region is located to the left and the right of the Umbilical Region?
Lumbar Region
Where is the Iliac Region located?
To the right and the left of the Hypogastric Region
What is located to the right and the left of the Hypogastric Region?
Iliac Region
What is the abbreviation for "anterior"?
ant (lower case)
The abbreviation "ant" stands for what?
Anterior
The abbreviation "AP" stands for what?
anteroposterior
What is the appbrevation for anteroposterior?
"AP" (uppper case)
What does the abbreviation "inf" stand for?
Inferior
what is the abbreviation for Inferior?
"inf" (lower case"
What does the abbreviation "lat" stand for?
Lateral
What is the abbreviation for Lateral?
"lat" (lower case)
What does the abbreviation "LLQ" stand for?
:eft Lower Quadrant
What does the abbreviation "LUQ" stand for?
Left Upper Quadrant
What does the abbreviation "RLQ" stand for?
Right Lower Quadrant
What does the abbreviation "RUQ" stand for?
Right Upper Quadrant
What is the abbreviation for medial?
"med" (lower case)
What does the abbreviation "med" stand for?
Medial
What is the abbreviation for posteroanterior?
"PA" (upper case)
What does the abbreviation "PA" stand for?
Posteroanterior
What is the abbreviation for superior?
"sup" (lower case)
What does the abbreviation "sup" stand for?
Superior

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