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Glossary of Anatomy Ch. 1 Body Parts

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abdominal
anterior body trunk inferior to rubs
acromial
point of shoulder
antecubital
anterior surface of elbow
axillary
armpit
brachial
arm
buccal
cheek area
carpal
wrist
cervical
neck region
coxal
hip
crural
leg
digital
fingers, toes
femoral
thigh
fibular
lateral part of leg
inguinal
area where thigh meets body trunk; groin
nasal
nose area
oral
mouth
orbital
eye area
patellar
anterior knee
pelvic
area overlying the pelvis anteriorly
pubic
genital region
sternal
breastbone area
tarsal
ankle region
thoracic
chest
umbilical
navel
calcaneal
heel of foot
cephalic
head
deltoid
curve of shoulder fromed by large deltoid muscle
gluteal
buttock
lumbar
area of back between ribs and hips
occipital
posterior surface of head
olecranal
posterior surface of elbow
popliteal
posterior knee area
sacral
area between hips
scapular
shoulder blade region
sural
the posterior surface of lower leg; the calf
vertebral
area of spine
plantar
sole of the foot on the inferior body surface
Superior
above
inferior
below
anterior
in front of
posterior
behind
medial
on the inner side of
lateral
on the outer side of
intermediate
between a more medial and a more lateral structure
proximal
close to the origin of the body part of the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk
distal
farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk
superficial (external)
toward or at the body surface
deep (internal)
away from the body surface; more internal
sagittal or midsagittal section
a cut made lengthwise, dividing the body into right and left parts
frontal section
a cut made along a lengthwise plane that divides the bod into anterior and posterior parts
transverse section
a cut made along a horizontal plane, dividing the body or organ into superior and inferior parts

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