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Relating to a region.


1. Of or relating to a large geographic region.
2. Of or relating to a particular region or district.
3. Of or affecting a region of the body: regional pain.

re′gion·al·ly adv.


Etymology: L, regio, territory
pertaining to a geographic area, such as a regional medical facility, or to a part of the body, such as regional anesthesia.


adjective Referring to a specific area of the body.


Relating to a region.


(re'jon) [L. regio, boundary]
A portion of the body with natural or arbitrary boundaries. Synonym: regioregional (-al), adjective
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abdominal regions

The abdomen and its external surface, divided into nine regions by four imaginary planes: two horizontal, one at the level of the ninth costal cartilage (or the lowest point of the costal arch) and the other at the level of the highest point of the iliac crest; two vertical, through the centers of the inguinal ligaments (or through the nipples or through the centers of the clavicles) or curved and coinciding with the lateral borders of the two abdominal rectus muscles.
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chest region

Any of the three areas of the chest: anterior, posterior, and lateral. The anterior divisions (right and left) are the clavicular, infraclavicular, and supraclavicular, the mammary and inframammary, and the upper and lower sternal. The posterior divisions (right and left) are the scapular, infrascapular, interscapular, and suprascapular. The lateral divisions are the axillary and infra-axillary.

hypochondriac region


hypogastric region


iliac region

The inguinal region on either side of the hypogastrium.

inguinal region


lumbar region

That area of the abdominal surface lateral to the umbilical region, above the iliac region, and below the hypochondriac region.

region of interest

Abbreviation: ROI
In radiology, the object of a study or a treatment designed to affect a limited part of the body.

parasternal region

The area between the sternal border and parasternal line.

sternomastoid region

The wide area on the lateral region of the neck covered by sternocleidomastoid muscle.


Relating to a region.


adj pertaining to a region or regions.


pertaining to a certain region or regions.

regional acceleratory phenomenon
permits a number of mineralization foci to commence repair or modeling simultaneously.
regional enteritis
inflammation of the terminal portion of the ileum. See also terminal ileitis, crohn's disease and porcine intestinal adenomatosis.
regional hypotrichosis
a congenital hypotrichosis over particular areas, usually symmetrical, of skin recorded in many dog and some dog breeds; hair follicles may be absent.

Patient discussion about regional

Q. Any idea on how to meet people who suffer from alcoolism in my region?

A. if you look for an AA meeting near your home- that should not be a problem- just "google" it. or ask your doctor to reffer you to the nearest clinic.
take care! and good for you on that big step!

Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness

A. An arachnoid cyst that leads to symptoms usually needs treatment. Mild symptoms as you suggested are ok to left untreated however gradual onset of new symptoms may arise such as seizures, paralysis and other complications, therefore once symptoms occur one should consider treatment.

Q. experiencing sharp pain in my right kidney region... pain is acute and doesnt radiate... recently PE left lung have been taking warfrin, panadiene forte, two kinds of cholesterol/triglycerine reducing meds and champix quit smoking medication... recently tests showed the hight cholesterol and triglys' levels and also a swollen liver... pain is not in my liver area... past pain in this kidney recurrent but never as bad. always dull.. many years ago had a uti, which caused high protiene levels.. very bad at finishing anti-biotics... recently had tonsilitis.. This hurts and is tender to touch but does not bring on sharp pain when touched, sharp pain comes and goes after taking pain relief

A. Go to see a doctor - although its tempting to make the diagnosis over the net (I have several ideas about what it might be), it sounds like serious, especially if you had a PE lately - it could be a thrombus in the vein of the kidney, or maybe a stone (sounds like that according to the description of the pain). However, as I said, making the diagnosis without even seeing you isn't the wisest thing to do.

Take care,

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UCLA begins the postseason today against Irvine in a four-team regional at Pepperdine.
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Somewhat surprisingly, Long Beach State was placed in the UCLA Regional as the third seed, a spot many expected the Matadors would occupy.
There are eight, eight-team regional tournaments running from Thursday to Sunday.
Gillespie sympathized with Horton and Weathers, who will have a difficult time escaping their upcoming regional.
USC has its own slalom gates to traverse if it hopes to advance and play the survivor of the Stanford regional in a Super Regional.
Now the 64-team NCAA Tournament includes a four-team tournament and the two-team super regional.
In all likelihood, regional host and top-seeded UCLA will win Saturday, as will No.

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