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Anatomic&directional

TermDefinition
Thorax Chest
Thoracic Inlet Cranial entrance into the chest cavity
Abdomen Area between chest and pelvis = belly
Pelvis The caudal portion of the trunk of the body (hip area)
Groin Lower region of the abdomen adjacent to the thigh
Inguinal Referring to the groin
Axillary Referring to the area between the front limb and the thorax (armpit)
Umbilicus navel
Dewclaw Rudimentary first digit of dogs and cats (thumb)
Flank Side of body between the ribs and pelvis
Muzzle Two nostrils and muscles of the upper and lower lip
Pinna Projecting part of the ear lying outside the head
Rump Sacral to tailhead region of the back,buttock
Stifle Femorotibial and femoropatellar joint (knee)
Hock Tarsal joint = tarsus (ankle)
Transverse Plane Plane that divides the body into cranial and caudal parts
Dorsal Plane plane that divides the body into dorsal and ventral parts
Sagittal Plane Plane that divides the body into unequal right and left parts
Cranial Toward the head
Medial Toward the midline
Plantar Caudal surface of the rear paw
Caudal Toward the tail
Cephalic Pertaining to the head
Lateral Away from the midline
Proximal Nearest the mid line or the beginning of a structure
Ventral Belly or underside of a body part
Palmar Caudal surface of the front paw
Distal Farthest from the mid line or the beginning of a structure
Dorsal The surface facing away from the ground, the back,or the cranial surface of the paw
Rostral Nose end of the head
Created by: GirahE.