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Anatomy : regional terms

The regional terms of anatomy and their area description
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Nasal
nose area
Orbital
eye area
Oral
mouth area
Buccal
cheak area
Cervical
throat area
Acromial
point of shoulder
Sternal
breastbone area
Axillary
armpit area
Thoracic
chest area
Brachial
arm area
Antecubital
in the fold of the inside of arm
Abdominal
stomach area
Umbilical
belly button area
Carpal
wrist area
Digital
finger area
Pubic
genital region
Patellar
anterior knee
Crural
inferior to knee on the front of the leg
Tarsal
along the front of the foot around the ankle
Cephallic
head area
Occipital
posterior side of the head
Deltoid
back of the shoulder, curve of shoulder
Scapular
on upper back, scapula area
Vertebral
the spine area
Coxal
hip area
Inguinal
groin area
Femoral
thigh area
Fibular
lateral part of leg
Sacral
posterior landmark area between hips
Sural
posterior surface of lower leg
Plantar
sole of the foot area
Popliteal
posterior knee area
Olecranal
posterior surface of the elbow
Gluteal
buttock area
Calcaneal
heel of foot
Midsagittal Plane
cut made down the median plane of the body (or organ), and the right and left parts are equal in size
Frontal Plane
cut made along a lenghtwise plane that divides the body (or organ ) into anterior and posterior parts.
Coronal Section
Another term for a Frontal Plane
Transverse Plane
cut made along a horizontal section, dividing the body (or organ) into superior and inferior parts.
Cross Section
Another term for a Transverse Plane
Cranial Cavity
space inside the bony skull
Dorsal Body Cavity consists of
Cranail cavity and spinal cavity
Spinal Cavity
Extends from cranial cavity and surrounds the spinal cord and vertebra
Epigastric region
superior to the umbilical region
Hypogastric region
inferior to the umbilical region
Right iliac (inguinal) region
lateral right hand side of the hypogastric region
Left iliac ( inhuinal) region
lareral left hand side of the hypogastric region
Right and left lumbar regions
lateral to the umbilical region
Right and left hypochondriac regions
lateral to the epigastric region
Ventral body cavity
contains all the structures within the chest and abdomen, that is the visceral organs
Thoracic cavity
seperated by diaphragm, superior area of venrtral body cavity
Mediastinum
Seperates lungs into right and left cavities of the thoracic cavity
Abdominopelvic cavity
cavity inferior to the diaphragm and is subdivided
Abdominal cavity
a subdivision of the abdominopelvic cavity
Pelvic cavity
inferior to abdominal cavity