Regional Terms to Designate Specific Body Areas

 

Head and Neck

Anatomical Term

Common Name

Nasal

Nose

Oral

Mouth

Frontal

Forehead

Orbital

Eye

Buccal

Cheek

Mental

Chin

Otic

Ear

Cephalic

Head

Cervical

Neck

Occipital

Base of Skull

 

Thorax

Anatomical Term

Common Name

Acromial

Point of shoulder

Axillary

Armpit

Abdominal

Abdomen

Umbilical

Navel

Vertebral

Spinal column

Scapular

Shoulder blade

Dorsal

Back

Lumbar

Loin

 

Upper Extremities

Anatomical Term

Common Name

Brachial

Arm

Antebrachial

Forearm

Carpal

Wrist

Pollex

Thumb

Palmar

Palm

Manus

Hand

Digital

Fingers

Olecranal

Back of elbow

 

Pelvic Region

Anatomical Term

Common Name

Pelvic

Pelvis

Coxal

Hip

Sacral

Between hips

Gluteal

Buttock

Perineal

Between anus and genitals

Pubic

Genital region

Inguinal

Groin

 

 

Lower Extremities

Anatomical Term

Common Name

Femoral

Thigh

Patellar

Anterior knee

Popliteal

Back of knee

Crural

Leg

Sural

Calf

Peroneal

Side of leg

Tarsal

Ankle

Calcaneal

Heel

Digital

Toes

Hallux

Great toe

Plantar

Sole

Pedal

Foot