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Terms pertaining to Body Regions, Positions, and L


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abdominal
the portion of the trunk caudal to the diaphragm
adipose
fat
adrenal
adrenal glands; near the kidneys
alimentary
food or nutrition (alimentary canal)
anal
the region of the anus
anatomical position
standing on all four legs, neck straight, head up and facing forward
antebrachial
the forearm, lower front leg
aortic
the aorta (largest artery)
appendicular
legs (appendages, extremities)
arterial
arteries or the blood in them
articulation
the joint or juncture of two or more body parts
axial
the head, neck, and body
axillary
the armpit area (front leg)
brachial
the arm, upper front leg
buccal
the inner surfaces of cheeks
carpal
the wrist
caudal
the tail
celiac
the abdomen
cephalic
the head
cervical
the neck
coccygeal
the tail area
costal
the ribs
cranial
the skull
crural
the leg
cubital
the elbow or forearm
cutaneous
skin
deep
a region below the surfaces of the body
digital
the toes
distal
a direction away from point of origin
dorsal
the back
epigastric
the region above the stomach
extremities
the limbs
femoral
the thigh
forearm
the portion of the arm between elbow and carpus
frontal
the forehead
gluteal
the buttock
groin
the region between abdomen and thigh
hypochondrium
the region below the cartilage of the ribs
hypogastric
areas below the stomach
iliac
the hip bone
inguinal
the groin
lateral
the side; away from midline
lateral recumbency
lying on the side, left or right
lumbar
the lower back and side
mammary
the breasts
medial
the middle; toward midline
midsagittal
a line dividing the body at its exact median into two near-mirror images; also called medial
occipital
the back of the skull
ophthalmic
the eyes
oral
the mouth
orbital
the bony cavity that contains the eyeball
palmar
the sole of the front foot
the sole of the front foot
the knee
pectoral
the chest
pedal
the foot
pelvic
the caudal portion of the body
perineal
the region between the anus and the genitals
planes
sections of body space
plantar
the sole of the hind foot
popliteal
the region behind the knee
posterior
the back
proximal
proximal
quadrants
one of four sections in the abdominopelvic area
recumbent
lying down
rostral
toward the nose
sacral
the portion of the spine located near the pelvis
sagittal plane
a plane that divides the body vertically, into right and left parts
sternal recumbency
lying on the belly
superficial
a region close to the surface of the body
tarsal
the ankle or hock
temporal
the side of the skull
thoracic
the chest
transverse (or cross- sectional) plane
a plane that divides the body horizontally, into superior and inferior parts
umbilical
the navel
ventral
a direction toward the belly
zygomatic
the cheek