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Chapter 1 Terms: Relative positions of anatomical structures, Body sections, and Body regions
A part above another part.
A part below another part.
Towards the front.
Towards the back.
Closer to the center than the part it is being compared to.
Farther from the center than the part it is being compared to.
Refering to paired structures, one on each side.
Refering to structures on the same side of the imaginary midline.
Refers to structures on oposite sides.
Refers to a part closer to the torso than another part.
Refers to a part farther than the part being compared to from the torso.
Close to the skin or surface.
Describes internal parts.
Refers to a lengthwise cut that divides the body into equal left and right portions.
Cut that divides body into superior and inferior portions.
Cut that divides the body into anterior and posterior portions.
The upper middle portion. (the middle portion refers to the section inbetween the lungs and the pelvis)
Left and Right hypochondriac regions
The sections on the left and right of the epigastric region.
The central portion of the middle section.
Left and right lumbar regions
The sections on the left and right of the umbilical region.
The lower middle region.
Left and right iliac regions
The sections on the left and the right of the Hypogastric region.
region between the thorax and pelvis.
point of the shoulder
space in front of the elbow
finger or toe
region of the lowerback between the ribs and pelvis.
lower posterior region of the head (the area containing the occipital lobe)
palm of the hand
front of the knee
region the anus and the reproudctive organs.
sole of the foot
area behind the knee
posterior region between the hipbones.
middle of the thorax (anteriorly)
calf of the leg
instep of the foot
cavity of the thorax containing the lungs
cavity of organs between the pelvis
cavidy in the head containing the brain
Chamber in the thorax between the pleural cavites containing the heart
the cavity along the vertebrea containing the spinal chord