Directional Terminology for Anatomy

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If structure A is situated more towards the back than structure B, then structure A is ___to structure B:

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1. If structure A is situated more towards the front than structure B, then structure A is ___to structure B:

2. The synonym for cranial is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many terms that discuss directional descriptions specific to anatomy, and this worksheet and quiz pairing will see how much you understand about terminology indicating direction within the human anatomy. The quiz questions provide descriptions of various directional anatomy locations and terminology synonyms, then ask the student to identify the correct vocabulary term.

Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test you on the correct vocabulary for these specific directional descriptions of anatomy:

  • Situated toward the lower part of the body
  • Related to the head
  • Towards the front and towards the back

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz combination helps the students assess the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about directional terminology for human anatomy in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding multiple directional terms that pertain to the head and interpret them correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the terms meaning toward the back versus toward the front
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about directional terminology for human anatomy

Additional Learning

To discover more about the locations on the human anatomy, review the accompanying lesson called Directional Terminology for Anatomy. The lesson is designed to meet these recommended objectives:

  • Differentiate between bipeds and quadrupeds
  • Understand the terms meaning toward the back and toward the front
  • Know the two directional terms relating to the head
  • Identify the term meaning lower part of your body
  • Define rostral
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