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Body Regions

Adjectives used to describe body regions
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Epigastric Region
upper middle region below the sternum
Left and Right Hypochondriac Region
Lie on each side of the epigastric region
Umbilical Region
region of abdomen surrounding navel
Hypogastric Region
lower middle region below the umbilical region
Left and Right Iliac Region
lie on each side of the hypogastric region
Left and Right Lumbar Regions
on the left/right side of the umbilical region
Abdominal
region between the thorax and pelvis
Acromial
point of shoulder
Antebrachial
forearm; between wrist and elbow
Antecubital
front of elbow
Axillary
pertaining to the armpit
Brachial
Upper arm
Buccal
pertaining to the cheek
Carpal
pertaining to the wrist
Celiac
pertaining to the abdomen
Cephalic
pertaining to the head
Cervical
pertaining to the neck
Costal
Pertaining to the rib
Coxal
pertaining to the hip
Crural
pertaining to the leg
Cubital
pertaining to the elbow
Digital
pertaining to the fingers or toes
Dorsal
pertaining to the back
Femoral
pertaining to the thigh
Frontal
pertaining to the forehead
Genital
pertaining to the reproductive organs
Gluteal
pertaining to the buttocks
Inguinal
pertaining to the groin, where the thigh attaches to the pelvis
Lumbar
Pertaining to the loins, area of back between ribs and hips
Mammary
pertaining to the breast
Mental
pertaining to the chin
Nasal
pertaining to the nose
Occipital
pertaining to the back of the head
Oral
pertaining to the mouth
Orbital
the eye cavity
Otic
Pertaining to the ear
Palmar
Pertaining to the palm of the hand
Patellar
pertaining to the anterior (front) surface of the knee
Pectoral
pertaining to the chest
Pedal
Pertaining to the foot
Pelvic
pertaining to the pelvis
Perineal
pertaining to the region between the anus and external genitalia
Plantar
Pertaining to the sole of the foot
Poplitcal
back of knee
Sacral
Posterior region between the hip bones
Sternal
the middle of the thorax, anteriorly, breastbone area
Sural
the posterior surface of lower leg; the calf
Tarsal
the instep of the foot, ankle
Umbilical
pertaining to the navel
Vertebral
pertaining to the area of the spinal column