Biomed I: Anatomical Regions and Directional Terms

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digital

refers fingers and toes

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brachial

refers to upper arm

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carpal

refers to wrist

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axillary

refers to armpits

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patellar

refers to knee (anterior)

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oral

refers to mouth

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antecubital

refers to anterior side of elbow

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orbital

refers to eyes

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tarsal

refers to ankle

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crural

the medial part of the lower leg

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fibular

refers to the lateral side of your lower leg

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coxal

refers to your hips

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antebrachial

refers to your forearm

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buccal

refers to your cheeks

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umbilical

refers to your belly button

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pubic

refers to your genitals

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frontal

refers to your forehead

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mental

refers to your chin

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otic

refers to your ears

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thoracic

refers to your chest

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femoral

refers to your upper leg

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sternal

refers to the area of your sternum

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inguinal

refers to the crease between your femoral area and thoracic area

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scapular

refers to your shoulder blades

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olecranal

refers to your elbows

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vertebral

refers to your spine

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popliteal

the back of your knees

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sural

refers to the calf

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calcaeneal

refers t heel or foot

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lumbar

two lateral side

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gluteal

refers to your butt cheeks

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occipital

refers to the back of your head

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sacral

refers the space between your butt crack and thoracic area

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cervical

refers to neck

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anterior or ventral

refers to the front of the body

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posterior or dorsal

refers to the back of the body

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medial

refers to the midline (imaginary line if you split the body midsagitally

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inferior/caudal

farther down from the head

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superior/cephalic

closer towards the head

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proximal

<p>closer to the origin of attachment (upwards towards the head)</p>

closer to the origin of attachment (upwards towards the head)

<p>closer to the origin of attachment (upwards towards the head)</p>
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distal

<p>farther from origin of attachment (downward towards the feet)</p>

farther from origin of attachment (downward towards the feet)

<p>farther from origin of attachment (downward towards the feet)</p>
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lateral

away from the midline

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superficial

more exposed to the outside

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deep

more inside of your body

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