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Regional Terms

Directional and Regional terms of the human body

Lateral To the side
Superficial Towards surface
Inferior Below
Internal Inside
Dorsal Back
Posterior Back
Deep Away from surface
Distal Further from
Intermediate In between
Proximal Closer to
Cranial Towards head or skull
Ventral Belly side
Anterior Front
Medial Middle or mid-line
External Outside
Caudal Tail
Superior Above
Oral Mouth
Brachial Arm
Pubic Genital region
Digital Toes or fingers
Abdominal Abdomen
Palmar Palm
Pelvic Pelvis
Tarsal Ankle
Pedal Foot
Cervical Neck
Carpal Wrist
Acromial Point of shoulder
Antebrachial Forearm
Antecubital Front of elbow
Crural Leg
Axillary Armpit
Pollex Thumb
Nasal Nose
Patellar Anterior knee
Lower Extremity Legs
Manus Hand
Upper Extremity Arms
Cephalic Head
Hallux Great Toe
Fibular or Peroneal Side of leg
Femoral Thigh
Inguinal Groin
Coxal Hip
Umbilical Navel
Frontal Forehead
Buccal Cheek
Orbital Eye
Mental Chin
Sternal Breastbone
Thoracic Chest
Mammary Breast
Sural Calf
Calcaneal Heel
Plantar Sole
Femoral Thigh
Popliteal Back of Knee
Gluteal Buttock
Sacral Between Hips
Lumbar Loin
Olecranal Back of Elbow
Perineal Region between the anus and external genitalia
Dorsum or Dorsal Back
Brachial Arm
Acromial Point of Shoulder
Vertebral Spinal Column
Scapular Shoulder Blade
Occipital Back of head or base of skull
Otic Ear
Created by: Hammancheese