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adrenal

adrenal glands; near the kidneys

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adipose

fat

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abdominal

the portion of the trunk caudal to the diaphragm

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alimentary

food or nutrition (alimentary canal)

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anal

the region of the anus

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anatomical position

standing on all four legs, neck straight, head up, and facing forward

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antebrachial

the forearm, lower front leg

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anterior

near the front of the body or the head

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aortic

the aorta (largest artery)

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appendicular

legs (appendages, extremities)

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arterial

arteries or the blood in them

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articulation

the joint or juncture of two or more body parts

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axial

the head, neck, and body

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axillary

the armpit area (front leg)

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brachial

the arm, upper front leg

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buccal

inner surfaces of the cheeks

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carpal

the wrist

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caudal

the tail

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celiac

the abdomen

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cephalic

the head

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cervical

the neck

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coccygeal

the tail area

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costal

ribs

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cranial

the skull

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crural

the leg

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cubital

the elbow or forearm

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cutaneous

skin

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deep

a region below the surface of the body

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digital

toes

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distal

a direction away from the point of origin

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dorsal

the back

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epigastric

the region above the stomach

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extremities

limbs

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femoral

the thigh

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forearm

the portion of the arm between the elbow and the carpus

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frontal

the forehead

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gluteal

the buttock

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groin

the region between the abdomen and the thigh

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hypochondrium

the region below the cartilage of the ribs

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hypogastric

areas below the stomach

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iliac

the hip bone

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inguinal

the groin

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lateral

the side; away from the midline

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lateral recumbency

lying on the side, left or right

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lumbar

the lower back and side

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mammary

breasts

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medial

the middle; toward midline

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midsagittal

a line dividing the body at its exact median into two near-mirror images; also called medial

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occipital

the back of the skull

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ophthalmic

the eye

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oral

the mouth

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orbital

the bony cavity that contains the eyeball

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palmar

the sole of the front foot

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patellar

the knee

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pectoral

the chest

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pedal

the foot

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pelvic

the caudal portion of the body

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perineal

the region between the anus and the genitals

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planes

sections of the body space

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plantar

the sole of the hind foot

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popliteal

the region behind the knee

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posterior

the back

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proximal

an area near the point of origin

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quadrants

one of four sections on the abdomenopelvic area

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recumbent

lying down

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rostral

toward the nose

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sacral

the portion of the spine located near the pelvis

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sagittal plane

a plane that divides the body vertically into right and left parts

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sternal recumbency

lying on the belly

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superficial

a region close to the surface of the body

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tarsal

the ankle or hock

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temporal

the side of the skull

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thoracic

the chest

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transverse (or cross-sectional) plane

a plane that divides the body horizontally into superior and inferior parts

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umbilical

the navel

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ventral

a direction toward the belly

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zygomatic

the cheek