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region

 [re´jun]
a plane with more or less definite boundaries; called also regio. adj., adj re´gional.
abdominal r's the areas into which the anterior surface of the abdomen is divided, including the epigastric, hypochondriac (right and left), iliac (right and left), lumbar (right and left), hypogastric, and umbilical.
Nine abdominopelvic regions. From Applegate, 2000.
See illustration.
AN region the area of the heart where the atrial fibers merge with the atrioventricular node.
anal region the part of the perineal region that surrounds the anus.
axillary region the area of the upper chest surrounding the axilla, lateral to the pectoral region.
epigastric region the abdominal region that is superior and central in location, above the umbilical region and between the two hypochondriac regions.
facial region that comprising the various anatomical regions of the face, divided into buccal (side of oral cavity), infraorbital (below eye), mental (chin), nasal (nose), oral (lips), orbital (eye), parotid (angle of jaw), and zygomatic (cheek bone) regions.
H region the area of the bundle of His from its connection with the atrioventricular node to its branching portion.
homology r's looped structures, comprising approximately 100 amino acid residues and fastened by disulfide bonds, that show similarities in primary structure from one region to another. They represent the building blocks or units of immunoglobulin molecules.
hypochondriac region either of the abdominal regions that are in superior lateral locations, one on the left (left hypochondriac region) and one on the right (right hypochondriac region) of the epigastric region; called also hypochondrium.
hypogastric region suprapubic region.
I region that part of the major histocompatibility complex where immune response genes are present.
iliac region inguen.
inframammary region the part of the pectoral region inferior to the breast, bordered inferiorly by the hypochondriac region of the abdomen.
inguinal region inguen.
lateral region either of the abdominal regions that are in central lateral locations, one to the left (left lateral region) and one to the right (right lateral region) of the umbilical region; called also flank and lumbar region.
lateral pectoral region the most lateral part of the pectoral region, bounded laterally by the axillary region.
lumbar region
1. the region of the back lying lateral to the lumbar vertebrae. See also loin.
mammary region the part of the pectoral region surrounding the mammary gland.
N region [nodal region] the region of the atrioventricular node consisting of the body of the node.
NH region [nodal-His region] the area where the atrioventricular node becomes the bundle of His.
pectoral region the aspect of the chest overlying the pectoralis major muscle, subdivided into the lateral pectoral, mammary, and inframammary regions.
pelvic region suprapubic region.
perineal region the region underlying the pelvic outlet, subdivided into the anal and urogenital regions.
precordial region the part of the anterior surface of the body covering the heart and the pit of the stomach.
presternal region the region of the thorax overlying the sternum, bounded laterally by the pectoral regions.
pubic region suprapubic region.
suprapubic region the abdominal region that is inferior and central in location, below the umbilical region and between the two iliac(inguinal) regions; called also hypogastric or pelvic region.
umbilical region the abdominal region that is most central in location, surrounding the umbilicus; it is bounded laterally by the two lateral or lumbar regions, superiorly by the epigastric region, and inferiorly by the suprapubic or hypogastric region.
urogenital region the part of the perineal region that surrounds the external genital organs and the urethral orifice,

flank

(flank), [TA]
The area of the abdomen on each side of the umbilical region between transpyloric plane and intertubercular or interspinous plane.

flank

(flank) the side of the body between ribs and ilium.

flank

(flăngk)
n.
The section of flesh on the body of a person or an animal between the last rib and the hip; the side.

flank

the posterior portion of the body between the ribs and the ilium. Flank pain is sometimes associated with the kidney.

la·tus

, gen. lateris, pl. latera (lā'tus, lat'ĕr-is, lat'ĕr-a) [TA]
The side of the body between the pelvis and the ribs.
Synonym(s): flank.
[L. side]

flank

side

flank

the side of the body between the ribs and ilium.

flank fat
thickness of the flank fold; a measure favored by cattle buyers as an indicator of the probable level of fat in the animal.
flank laparotomy
a common procedure for exploration of the abdomen in cattle. Also a preliminary to resection of intestine, rumenotomy. Has the virtue that surgery can be performed with the animal standing.
flank sucking
1. a vice in dairy calves being reared on bucket or nipple feeders when sucking time does not satisfy sucking reflex.
2. a vice in dogs, particularly common in Doberman pinschers, once believed to be due to whipworm infestation but now considered a psychogenic disorder, possibly a manifestation of psychomotor epilepsy.
flank watching
the patient spreads all four limbs and turns the head and neck into one flank; posture adopted, especially by horses, in cases of subacute abdominal pain; the tendency is for the patient to look repeatedly at the one side.

Patient discussion about flank

Q. I have chronic pancreatitus, and my doctor cannot figure out why my pain is in my kidney area (right flank)? Does anybody know why that is?

A. Pancreatic pain can sometimes cause refferred pain to the waist and back in a "belt-shape" form. This is due to the nerve supply to the pancreas and its origin. I would also recommend to get an ultrasound of the kidney just to make sure there is no pathology there.

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