Surface anatomy terminology

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Anterior body trunk region, inferior to ribs

abdominal

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point of shoulder

acromial

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forearm

antebrachial

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anterior surface of the elbow

antecubital

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armpit

axillary

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arm

brachial

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cheek

buccal

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wrist

carpal

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head

cephalic

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neck region

cervical

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hip

coxal

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leg

crural

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fingers or toes

digital

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thigh

femoral

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side of leg

fibular

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forehead

frontal

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great toe

hallux

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groin area

inguinal

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breast region

mammary

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hand

manus

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chin

mental

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nose

nasal

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mouth

oral

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only eye socket

orbital

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palm of hand

palmer

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kneecap area region

patellar

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foot

pedal

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pelvis region

pelvic

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thumb

pollex

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genital region

pubic

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region of breastbone

sternal

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ankle

tarsal

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chest

thoracic

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navel

umbilical

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heal of foot

calcaneal

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back

dorsum

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buttocks or rump

gluteal

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area between ribs and hips; loin

lumbar

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posterior of head, base of posterior skull

occipital

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posterior of elbow

olecranal

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ear

otic

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area between anus and genitalia

perineal

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sole of foot

planar

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back of knee

popiteal

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area between hips

sacral

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shoulder blade area

scapular

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calf

sural

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area of spinal cord

vertebral