Definition of anteroposterior in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌantərəʊpɒsˈtiːriə/


chiefly Anatomy
Relating to or directed towards both front and back: an anteroposterior axis
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  • Because the elbow has to be supinated to take the anteroposterior view, many children report relief of symptoms after the radiograph is taken.
  • The same radiologist measured the anteroposterior diameter of the patellar tendon next to the inferior patellar pole on the axial sequence.
  • The traditional sequence includes anteroposterior and lateral views of the lumbar spine, primarily to detect tumors or spinal misalignments such as scoliosis.

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