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Language of Anatomy

Anatomy and Organ Overview
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anatomical position
human body is erect, with the feet only slightly apart, head and toes pointed forward, and arms hanging at the sides with palms facing forward.
Axial
Relating to head, and trunk, the axis of the body
Abdominal
Pertaining to the anterior body trunk region inferior to the ribs
Antebrachial
Pertaining to the forearm
Antecubital
Pertaining to the anterior surface of the elbow
Axillary
Pertaining to the arm
Brachial
Pertaining to the arm
Buccal
Pertaining to the cheek
Carpal
Pertaining to the wrist
Cervical
Pertaining to the neck region
Coxal
Pertaining to the leg
Crural (shin)
Pertaining to the leg
Digital
Pertaining to the fingers or toes
Femoral
Pertaining to the thigh
Fibular (peroneal)
Pertaining to the side of the leg
Frontal
Pertaining to the forehead
Hallux
Pertaining to the (great) toe (big)
Inguinal
Pertaining to the groin
Mammary
Pertaining to the breast
Mental
Pertaining to the chin
Nasal
Pertaining to the nose
Oral
Pertaining to the mouth
Orbital
Pertaining to the bony eye socket (orbit)
Palmar
Pertaining to the palm of the hand
Patellar
Pertaining to the anterior knee (kneecap) region
Pedal
Pertaining to the foot
Pelvic
Pertaining to the pelvis region
Pollex
Pertaining to the thumb
Pubic
Pertaining to the genitial region
Sternal
Pertaining to the region of the breastbone
Tarsal
Pertaining to the ankle
Thoracic
Pertaining to the chest
Umbilical
Pertaining to the navel
Acrominal
Pertaining to the point of the shoulder
Brachial
Pertaining to the arm
Calcaneal
Pertaining to the heel of the foot
Cephalic
Pertaining to the head
Dorsum
Pertaining to the back
Femoral
Pertaining to the thigh
Gluteal
Pertaining to the buttocks or rump
Lumber
Pertaining to the area of the back between the ribs and hip; the loin
Manus
Pertaining to the hand
Occipital
Pertaining to the posterior aspect of the head or base of the skull
Olecranal
Pertaining to the posterior aspect of the elbow
Otic
Pertaining to the ear
Perineal
Pertaining to the region between the anus and external genitalia
Plantar
Pertaining to the sole of the foot
Popliteal
Pertaining to the back of the knee
Sacral
Pertaining to the region between the hips (overlying the sacrum)
Scapular
Pertaining to the scapula or shoulder blade area
Sural
Pertaining to the calf or posterior surface of the leg
Vertebral
Pertaining to the area of the spinal column (spine)