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On the front side of the human body
With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located.
Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle.
Closer to the point of attachment or observation.
Of or referring to the head; headlike
Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body.
Pertaining to the inside; closer to the midline.
within the skull, protects the brain
located in the spinal column, protects the spinal cord
The ability of a system or living organism to adjust its internal environment to maintain a stable equilibrium.
also the chest cavity, protects the heart and lungs
muscle that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities.
contains the major organs of digestion, referred to simply as the abdomen.
contains the organs of the reproductive and excretory systems.
right upper quadrant
right lower quadrant
located on the sides and covered by the lower ribs. (below the ribs)
located above the stomach
loin or flank region between the ribs and the hip bones.
immediately above the coccyx.
relating to the coccyx
around the ears
cheeks of the face
on each side of the sternum (breast bone)
around the eyes