anatomy

anterior

the front

ventral

the belly side

posterior

the backbehind

dorsal

the back

cranial or cephlaic

the head

superior

above

caudal

the tail

inferior

below

medial

toward the middle of the body

lateral

away from the body's middle

proximal

toward an attached base

distal

away from an attached base

superficial

near or close to the body surface

deep

farther from the body surface

frons

forehead (frontal)

nasus

nose (nasal)

oculus

eyes (orbital or ocular)

cranium

skull (cranial)

facies

face (facial)

auris

ear (otic)

bucca

cheek (buccal)

cervicis

neck (cervical)

cephalon

head (cephalic)

oris

mouth (oral)

mentis

chin (mental)

thoracis

thorax, chest (thoracic)

axilla

armpit (axillary)

mamma

breast (mammary)

brachium

arm (brachial)

antecubitis

front of elbow (antecubital)

antebrachium

forearm (antebrachial)

abdomen

(abdominal)

umbilicus

navel (umbilical)

carpus

wrist (carpal)

pelvis

(pelvic)

palma

palm (palmar)

manus

hand (manual)

pollex

thumb

digits or phalanges

toes or fingers (digitals or phalangeal)

inguen

groin (inguinal)

pubis

(pubic)

patella

kneecap (patellar)

femur

thigh (femoral)

crus

leg (crural)

tarsus

ankle (tarsal)

pes

foot (pedal)

hallux

great toe (big toe)

acromion

(acromial)

dorsum

back (dorsal)

olecranon

back of elbow (olecranal)

lumbus

loin (lumbar)

gluteus

buttock (gluteal)

popliteus

back of knee (popliteal)

sura

calf (sural)

calcaneus

heel of foot (calcaneal)

planta

sole of foot (plantar)

four quadrants

right upper quadrant left upper quadrantright lower quadrant left lower quadrant

abdominopelvic regions

right hypochondriac region, epigastric region, left hypochondriac regionright lumbar region, umbilical region, left lumbar regionright inguinal region, hypogastric (pubic) region, left inguinal region

what organs are in the epigastric region?

liver and stomach

what organs are in the left hypochondriac region?

spleen

what organs are in the umbilical region?

small intestine, gallbladder, and large intestine

what organs are in the hypogastric region?

appendix and urinary bladder