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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

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

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]

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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The South Flank project expands the existing infrastructure at Mining Area C and involves construction of an 80-million-mt/y crushing and screening plant, an overland conveyor system, stockyard and train loading facilities, procurement of new mining fleet, and substantial mine development and pre-strip work.
"Although participant-reported improvement in the appearance of their flanks was significant for both treatments [P less than .0001], patients couldn't appreciate a difference between the side that was treated with HIFU and the side that was treated with cryolipolysis," Dr.
[19, 20] recently proposed a method for identifying the transition points that delineate the meso-geometry of the cutting edge from the flank and rake faces of the tool.
There was a tubular cystic structure in the right flank with inferior tip at the same site of previously inflamed appendix stump base which could represent mucocele of the appendix stump (Figure 1).
Primarily it is necessary to describe the theoretical gear flank shape.
This is due to the fact that the thread has controlled thread truncation at the crest and root, thus ensuring full metal-to-metal contact as the male and female thread flanks make contact.
It is a potentially lethal condition that is usually difficult to diagnose.1 Severity and time from onset of bleeding affect clinical signs and symptoms that can include a wide array of scenarios from mild flank and/or abdominal pain to cardiovascular shock.2
Cutting in from the right It's highly unlikely Stewart Downing will be used on the right flank next season, but he'd still be a real danger cutting in on to his favoured left foot.
The youngster cut inside from the flank and fired a stunning 20-yarder to cap a memorable debut for the senior side.
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And just when he thought everything had calmed down, one of the unruly cubs sneaked up and bit him on the flank.
One week later, the patient was seen at follow-up and complained of an unsightly painless bulge of the left flank (Fig.