Language of Medicine - CH 2 Study Section 4

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hypochondrac

Upper right and left regions beneath the ribs

epigastric

upper middle region above the stomach

lumbar

middle right and left regions near the waist

umbilical

central region near the navel

inguinal

lower right and left regions near the groin. Also called iliac regions.

hypogastric

lower middle region below the umbilical region

RUQ

right upper quadrant

LUQ

left upper quadrant

RLQ

right lower quadrant

LLQ

left lower quadrant

cervical

neck region (C1-C7)

thoracic

chest region (T1-T12)

lumbar

loin (waist) region (L1-L5)

sacral

region of the sacrum (S1-S5)

coccygeal

region of the coccyx (tailbone)

vertebra

a single backbone

vertebrae

backbones

spinal column

Bone tissue surrounding the spinal cavity

spinal cord

Nervous tissue within the spinal cavity

disk (disc)

a pad of cartilage between vertebrae

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