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Division of the Abdomen

for examination and reference, the abdomen is divided into nine regions

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central regions

from superior to inferior: Epigastric, Umbilical, and Hypogastric

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nine regions of the abdomen

Right Hypochondriac, Epigastric, Left Hypochondriac, Right Lumbar, Umbilical, Left Lumbar, Right Iliac, Hypogastric, Left Iliac.

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epigastric region

located just inferior to the breastbone

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umbilical region

around the umbilicus; commonly called the "navel"

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hypogastric region

the most inferior of all the midline regions

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hypochondriac regions

located just inferior to the ribs

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lumbar regions

a region located on a level with the lumbar regions of the spine

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iliac (inguinal) regions

named for the upper crest of the hip bone and the groin region, respectively

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four quadrants of division

right upper quadrant, left upper quadrant, right lower quadrant, left lower quadrant