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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
Coxal
Hip
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
Otic
Ear
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