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Human Body Direction

TermDefinition
Ipsilateral means that a structure is located/to be found' on the same side of the body'. For example, it could be said that the right ear and the right eye are ipsilateral to one another.
Contralateral means that a structure is located/to be found' on the opposite side of the body'. The left ear for example, is contralateral to the right ear.
The nasal cavity nose
The oral cavity mouth
The orbital cavities eye
The synovial cavities joint cavity
Auricular Region This is the region around the ears
Axillary The armpit region.
Clavicular The region on either side of two slender bones
Infraorbital The region below the eyes
Infrascapular This is the region on each side of the chest, down to the last rib.
Inguinal The region of the groin, i.e. the depressed area of the abdominal wall near the thigh.
Interrscapular This is the region on the back between the shoulder blades (the scapulae).
Lumbar The region of the lower back between the ribs and the pelvis below the infrascapular area.
Mammary The breast area
Mental The chin area
Occipital The lower posterior region of the head
orbital The region around the eye
pectoral The chest area
Perineal The region between the anus and the external reproductive organs (the perineum).
popliteal The area behind the knee
Pubic The area above the pubis and below the hypogastric region
sacral The area above the sacrum, between the hipbones.
sternal The area over the sternum.
submental the area below the chin
supraclavicular the area above the clavicles.
Created by: D.Mia