Anatomy: Body Regions

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Abdominal

Region between the thorax and pelvis

Acromial

Point of the shoulder

Antebrachial

Forearm

Antecubital

Space in front of the elbow

Axillary

Armpit

Brachial

Arm

Buccal

Cheek

Carpal

Wrist

Celiac

Abdomen

Cephalic

Head

Cervical

Neck

Costal

Ribs

Crural

Leg

Cubital

Elbow

Digital

Finger

Dorsum

Back

Femoral

Thigh

Frontal

Forehead

Genital

Reproductive Organs

Gluteal

Buttocks

Inguinal

Depressed area of the abdominal wall near the thigh (groin)

Lumbar

Region of the lower back between the ribs and the pelvis (loin)

Mammary

Breast

Mental

Chin

Nasal

Nose

Occipatal

Lower posterior region of the head

Oral

Mouth

Orbital

Eye cavity

Palmar

Palm of the hand

Patellar

Front of the knee

Pectoral

Chest

Pedal

Foot

Pelvic

Pelvis

Pernieal

Region between the anus and the external reproductive organs (perineum)

Plantar

Sole of the foot

Popliteal

Area behind the knee

Sacral

Posterior region between the hipbones

Sternal

Middle of the thorax, anteriorly

Tarsal

Instep of the foot (ankle)

Umbilical

Naval

Vertebral

Spinal column

Sagittal

Refers to a length-wise cut that divides the body into right and left portions

Median (midsagittal)

If a sagittal section passes along the midline and divides the body into equal parts

Transverse (horizontal)

Refers to a cut that divides the body into superior and inferior portions

Coronal (frontal)

Refers to a section that divides the body into anterior and posterior portions

Epigastric Region

The upper middle portion

Left and Right hypochondriac regions

On each side of the epigastric region

Umbilical region

The central portion

Left and Right lumbar regions

On each side of the umbilical region

Hypogastric region

The lower middle portion

Left and Right iliac (inguinal) regions

On each side of the hypogastric region

Cross Section

Straight cross cutting the object in half

Oblique Section

Angular cut across object

Longitudinal Section

Straight cross cutting longways along the object

Right Upper Quadrant

RUQ

Right Lower Quadrant

RLQ

Left Upper Quadrant

LUQ

Left Lower Quadrant

LLQ

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