AP (anteroposterior)
In anatomy, AP stands for anteroposterior: from front-to-back. For example, an AP X-ray of the chest is taken from front-to-back. AP in this respect is the opposite of PA, which stands for posteroanterior: from back-to-front.

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  • AP — is a versatile abbreviation. It serves in cardiology to abbreviate angina pectoris (AP) and arterial pressure (AP). In endocrinology, it stands for the anterior pituitary (AP). And in anatomy, AP means anteroposterior, i.e., from front to back. * …   Medical dictionary

  • anteroposterior — AP adj. from the front to the back. In radiography, AP denotes a radiograph in the coronal plane taken when the X ray beam is directed from the front to the back of the patient. Portable chest radiographs are usually AP. Compare: decubitus,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • AP — 1. Abreviatura de anteroposterior. 2. Abreviatura de arteria pulmonar. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • AP & L — Anteroposterior and lateral (Medical » Physiology) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • ap — • anteroposterior; • attachment point …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Anteroposterior (AP) — In anatomy, AP stands for anteroposterior: from front to back. For example, an AP X ray of the chest is taken from front to back. AP in this respect is the opposite of PA, which stands for posteroanterior: from back to front …   Medical dictionary

  • anteroposterior — adjective a) Anterior to posterior; front to back anteroposterior movement b) Of or pertaining to the relation between anterior and posterior the anteroposterior axis Syn: AP …   Wiktionary

  • Anteroposterior (anatomic orientation) — From front to back, as opposed to posteroanterior. When a chest x ray is taken with the back against the film plate and the x ray machine in front of the patient it is referred to as an anteroposterior (AP) view. For a more complete listing of… …   Medical dictionary

  • AP, X-ray — An X ray picture in which the beams pass from front to back (anteroposterior). As opposed to a PA (posteroanterior) film in which the rays pass through the body from back to front …   Medical dictionary

  • AP — Adriamicina y cisplatino, quimioterapia Anatomía patológica Antecedentes patológicos Antecedentes personales Anteroposterior Arteria …   Diccionario de siglas médicas y otras abreviaturas

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