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hypochondrium

 [hi″po-kon´dre-um] (pl. hypochon´dria)
the upper abdominal region on either side, just below the thorax; called also hypochondriac region. adj., adj hypochon´�drial.
Left and right hypochondrium (hypochondriac region). From Lammon et al., 1995.

hy·po·chon·dri·ac re·gion

the region on each side of the abdomen covered by the costal cartilages; it is lateral to the epigastric region.
Synonym(s): hypochondrium [TA], regio hypochondriaca

hypochondrium

/hy·po·chon·dri·um/ (hi″po-kon´dre-um) pl. hypochon´dria   the upper lateral abdominal region, overlying the costal cartilages, on either side of the epigastrium.hypochon´drial

hypochondrium

(hī′pə-kŏn′drē-əm)
n. pl. hypochon·dria (-drē-ə)
The upper lateral region of the abdomen, marked by the lower ribs.

hypochondrium

hypochondrium

The region of the abdomen immediately below the cartilages that join the lower ribs on either side to the breastbone. The term, literally, means ‘below the cartilages’.

hypochondrium

the cranial abdominal region on either side of the costal arch.
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