This is the first video post in a series on medical terminology! The video describes how medical terms are constructed from Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes, and provides examples of common medical prefixes and suffixes. Then the video overviews anatomical planes and directions, including the coronal plane, axial plane, sagittal plane, superior, inferior, medial, lateral, right, left, anterior/ventral, posterior/dorsal, rostral, caudal, proximal, and distal.

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