Medical Terminology Crossword: Directional Terms

Medical Directional Terms

Medical directional terms are used to describe the location of pain, skin lesions, surgical location, and so forth.

Anatomical Position Medical Terminology Directional Terms CrosswordThe terms are based on the anatomical position:

  • body erect
  • palm of hands forward
  • thumbs away from the body
  • feet slightly apart

An example of directional terms in use: Pain was felt in the posterior portion of the left leg and radiated to the distal lateral portion of the extremity.


Directional Terms Crossword



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Definitions of the terms used in the crossword are from Exploring Medical Language 10th Edition.


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