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Regional Terms in Anatomy. Human Anatomy & Physiology Mr. Taylor. ANTERIOR BODY LANDMARKS. ABDOMINAL. Anterior body trunk; inferior to the ribs. AXILLARY. Armpit . BUCCAL. Cheek area. CERVICAL. Neck region. FEMORAL. Thigh. NASAL. Nose area. ORBITAL. Eye area. PERONEAL (crural).

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regional terms in anatomy

Regional Terms in Anatomy

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Mr. Taylor

abdominal
ABDOMINAL

Anterior body trunk; inferior to the ribs

axillary
AXILLARY

Armpit

buccal
BUCCAL

Cheek area

cervical
CERVICAL

Neck region

femoral
FEMORAL

Thigh

nasal
NASAL

Nose area

orbital
ORBITAL

Eye area

sternal
STERNAL

Breastbone area (sternum)

thoracic
THORACIC

Chest area

antecubital
ANTECUBITAL

Anterior surface of the elbow

carpal
CARPAL

Wrist

digital
DIGITAL

Fingers, toes

inguinal
INGUINAL

Area where thigh meets body trunk

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ORAL

Mouth

patellar
PATELLAR

Anterior knee

pubic
PUBIC

Genital region

tarsal
TARSAL

Ankle region

umbilical
UMBILICAL

Navel

gluteal
GLUTEAL

Buttock

occipital
OCCIPITAL

Posterior surface of the head

scapular
SCAPULAR

Shoulder blade region (scapula)

vertebral
VERTEBRAL

Area of the spine

deltoid
DELTOID

Shoulder curve – large muscle

lumbar
LUMBAR

Area of back between ribs and hips

popliteal
POPLITEAL

Posterior knee area

sural
SURAL

Posterior surface of leg; calf

sagittal section
SAGITTAL SECTION

Cut lengthwise dividing into right and left parts

frontal section
FRONTAL SECTION

Lengthwise cut divides into anterior and posterior

coronal section
CORONAL SECTION

Another name for frontal section

midsagittal section
MIDSAGITTAL SECTION

Cut into equal right and left parts

transverse section
TRANSVERSE SECTION

Horizontal cut into superior and inferior parts

cross section
CROSS SECTION

Same as transverse section

cranial cavity
CRANIAL CAVITY

Space inside the skull for the brain

thoracic cavity
THORACIC CAVITY

Protects lungs, heart; ribs

abdominal cavity
ABDOMINAL CAVITY

Stomach, liver, intestines

dorsal body cavity
DORSAL BODY CAVITY

Contains cranial and spinal cavities

abdominopelvic cavity
ABDOMINOPELVIC CAVITY

Is found inferior to the diaphragm; contains abdominal and pelvic regions

spinal cavity
SPINAL CAVITY

Extends from cranial cavity to the end of the vertebral column

diaphragm
DIAPHRAGM

Muscle in the thoracic cavity

pelvic cavity
PELVIC CAVITY

Contains reproductive organs

ventral body cavity
VENTRAL BODY CAVITY

Contains the chest and abdomen

4 quadrants
4 QUADRANTS

RUQ – right upper quadrant

LUQ – left upper quadrant

RLQ – right lower quadrant

LLQ – left lower quadrant

acromial
ACROMIAL

Lateral shoulder

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OCCIPITAL

Posterior surface of the head

olecranol
OLECRANOL

Posterior surface of the elbow

plantar
PLANTAR

Bottom of or underside of foot

sacral
SACRAL

Area between the hips; inferior to lumbar region

oblique section
Oblique section

Cut at an angle

longitudinal cut
LONGITUDINAL CUT

Lengthwise or vertical cut