Stupid AP1 questions - directional terms

  1. I always seem to get confused about this but if something is on the lateral side of leg that means that it is on the outer part and if something is on the medial side of the leg that means the inner part.

    I do not know why directional terms always confuse me.

    Thanks for the help

    Tracy
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  3. by   nurseunderwater
    medial = toward the midline....middle...

    anymore memory joggers? Anyone?

    PS: there are no stupid questions
  4. by   mitchsmom
    I just remembered median = middle, too. M&M's???

    I always had a hard time remembering adduction/abduction. It finally just stuck when I thought "add-ing to the midline" (like gaining weight)

    I do well making up crazy associations, I have had some really weird ones (these aren't them) whatever works, right?

    Ok, wait see if this works:

    If you are "late" (lateral) it's because you are on the SIDE of the road broken down.

    If you are in the median, you are in the MIDDLE of the roads.
    Last edit by mitchsmom on Apr 18, '04

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