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Language of Medicine

Chapter 2 Regions

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1. Right hypochondriac region Right upper region below (hypo-) the cartilage (chondr/o) of the ribs that extend over the abdomen
2. Left hypochondriac region Left hypochondriac region: Left upper region below the rib cartilage.
3. Epigastric region Region above the stomach.
4. Right lumbar region Right lumbar region: Right middle region near the waist.
5. Left lumbar region Left middle region near the waist.
6. Umbilical region Region of the navel or umbilicus.
7. Right inguinal region Right inguinal regionRight lower region near the groin (inguin/o = groin), which is the area where the legs join the trunk of the body. This region also is known as the right iliac region because it lies near the ilium (the upper portion of the hip bone).
8. Left inguinal region Left lower regio near the groin. Also called the left iliac region.
9. Hypogastric region Middle lower region below the umbilical region.
Created by: MissMeeMee