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Standing erect, arms at the side, palms of the hands facing forward, and feet placed side by side.
vertical field passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior portions
vertical field running through the body from front to back at the midline, dividing the body equally into right and left halves.
vertical field running through the body from front to back, dividing the body into unequal left and right sides.
vertical field running through the body from front to back, dividing the body into right and left sides (any plane parallel to the midsagittal plane)
sitting erect in a chair or sitting upright in bed supported by pillows behind the head and chest
lying on left side with right knee drawn up and with left arm drawn behind, parallel to the back.
to the right and left of the hypogastric region, near the groin (aka inguinal regions)
right upper quadrant
area encompassing the right lobe of the liver, the gall bladder, part of the pancreas, and portions of the small and large intestines
left upper quadrant
area encompassing the left lobe of the liver, the stomach, the spleen, part of the pancreas, and portions of the small and large intestines
right lower quadrant
area encompassing portions of the small and large intestines, the appendix, the right ureter, and the right ovary and uterine tube in women or the right spermatic duct in men.
left lower quadrant
area encompassing portions of the small and large intestines, the left ureter, and the left ovary and uterine tube in women or the left spermatic duct in men.
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