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.

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  • anteroposterior — ANTEROPOSTERIÓR, OÁRĂ, anteroposteriori, oare, adj. Care are direcţia din faţă către spate. [pr.: ri or] – Din fr. antéropostérieur. Trimis de ana zecheru, 17.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  anteroposteriór adj. → posterior Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • anteroposterior — Desde la parte anterior a la parte posterior del cuerpo, término que suele hacer referencia a la dirección seguida por la fuente de rayos X. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A …   Diccionario médico

  • anteroposterior — adj. 2 g. Que vai ou está de diante para trás.   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: ântero posterior …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 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 — 1. Relating to both front and rear. 2. In x ray imaging, describing the direction of the beam through the patient (projection) from anterior to posterior, e.g., an A P projection of the abdomen; or the direction of view (A P …   Medical dictionary

  • anteroposterior — an|te|ro|pos|te|ri|or Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • anteroposterior — adjective chiefly Anatomy relating to or directed towards both front and back …   English new terms dictionary

  • anteroposterior — an·tero·pos·te·ri·or …   English syllables

  • 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

  • anteroposterior — …   Useful english dictionary

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