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di·rec·tion

(di-rek'shŭn),
1. Order for procedure in health care according to mandate of supervisory personnel or dictates of other prevailing authority.
2. Alignment of movement from one bodily locus to another (for example, cephalad, caudad).

Direction

Bringing about the free balance of the head on the spine and the resulting release of the erector muscles of the back and legs which establish improved coordination.
Mentioned in: Alexander Technique

di·rec·tion

(di-rek'shŭn)
1. Order for procedure in health care according to mandate of supervisory personnel or dictates of other prevailing authority.
2. Alignment of movement from one bodily locus to another.
[L. directione]

direction

orientation within the body.

caudal direction
towards the tail end of the body.
cranial direction
towards the head end of the body.
distal direction
distant from the long axis of the body.
dorsal direction
1. the surface directed towards the back or spine.
2. the extensor surface of the distal limbs.
lateral direction
the surface directed away from the median plane.
medial direction
towards the median plane (a vertical plane passing through the body from nose tip to tail tip).
palmar direction
the flexor aspect of the foot, below the carpus, the surface directed towards the ground.
plantar direction
below the tarsus, the surface directed towards the ground.
proximal direction
closer to the long axis of the body.
rostral direction
towards the head or mouth.
ventral direction
the surface directed towards the belly or ground.

Patient discussion about direction

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http://www.marchofdimes.com/

http://www.doctoradhi.com/blog (this is my personal blog, just click on pregnancy tag words, then you can find several article I wrote about pregnancy)

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References in classic literature ?
For two days they kept on in an eastward direction, against wintry blasts and occasional snow storms.
Cut loose, then, in high spirits, and rose gently but steadily, with a light breeze at North, which bore us in the direction of the British Channel.
Naked and unarmed, as I was, my end would have been both speedy and horrible at the hands of these cruel creatures had I had time to put my resolve into execution, but at the moment of the shriek each member of the herd turned in the direction from which the sound seemed to come, and at the same instant every particular snake-like hair upon their heads rose stiffly perpendicular as if each had been a sentient organism looking or listening for the source or meaning of the wail.
Just as we entered it from one side a huge monster emerged from the jungle upon the other, and at sight of us charged madly in our direction.
For reply the giant motioned them to follow him, and set off up the beach in the direction from which they had recently come.
Carthoris' improvement upon this consisted of an auxiliary device which steered the craft mechanically in the direction of the compass, and upon arrival directly over the point for which the compass was set, brought the craft to a standstill and lowered it, also automatically, to the ground.
Let's go in that direction," pointing a finger at random.
But we dare not go to the Emerald City, and the Gump is probably carrying us further in the wrong direction with every flop of its wings.
I forgot to tell you that the river changes its direction every little while.
Then at the moment that our seats revolved--the thing that made you believe that we had turned about and were speeding upward--we passed the center of gravity and, though we did not alter the direction of our progress, yet we were in reality moving upward--toward the surface of the inner world.
My first concern was to discover where within Pel-lucidar I might be--and in what direction lay the land of the Sarians where Ghak the Hairy One ruled.
He climbed trees and sought for evidence of the direction of the thief's flight; but the faint signs left by a wary ape who elects to travel through the trees eluded the woodcraft of Mugambi.

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