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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 diameter — the distance between a point on the anterior aspect and one on the posterior aspect of a structure, such as the true conjugate diameter of the pelvis, or the occipitofrontal diameter of the skull …   Medical dictionary

  • anteroposterior diameter of pelvis — one of the pelvic diameters from the region of the coccyx to the midline of the pubic symphysis; see conjugata recta pelvis and conjugata vera pelvis …   Medical dictionary

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