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Anatomy Regional and Directional Terms

QuestionAnswer
superior above
inferior below
anterior front
posterior back
medial middle
lateral side
intermediate between medial and lateral
proximal closest to
distal farther away
superficial toward the surface
deep away from the surface
nasal nose
oral mouth
cervical neck
acromial point of shoulder
axilliary armpit
abdominal abdomen
brachial arm
antecubital front of elbow
antebrachial forearm
pelvic pelvis
carpal wrist
pollex thumb
palmar palm
digital fingers
pubic genital region
patellar anterior knee
crural leg
pedal foot
tarsal ankle
digital toes
frontal forehead
orbital eye
buccal cheek
mental chin
sternal breastbone
thoracic chest
mammary breast
umbilical navel
coaxial hip
inguinal groin
femoral thigh
fibular, or peroneal side of leg
hallux great toe
cephalic head
manus hand
otic ear
occipital back of head or base of skull
acromial point of shoulder
vertebral spinal column
scapular shoulder blade
brachial arm
dorsum or dorsal back
olecranial back of elbow
lumbar loin
sacral between hips
gluteal buttock
perineal region between the anus and external genitalia
femoral thigh
popliteal back of knee
sural calf
calcaneal heel
plantar sole
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