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Anathomy and biology 2nd edition( lab book)

 

  • Abdominopelvic quadrants & regions?
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The abdominopelvic cavity is the ventral body chamber that consists of the abdominal cavity (primarily the digestive system) and the pelvic cavity (primarily the reproductive system). It can be subdivided into four quadrants and nine regions. 

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The four abdominopelvic quadrants are defined by the intersection of the sagittal plane with the umbilical plane. These regions are used to determine the organs and tissues that may cause pain or discomfort in that particular region. The quadrants are as follows:

1. Right upper quadrant: This quadrant contains the right portion of the liver, gall bladder, right kidney, part of the stomach, head of the pancreas, portions of the ascending and transverse colon, and parts of the small intestine. Pain in this region is associated with infection and inflammation in the gallbladder and liver or peptic ulcers in the stomach.

2. Right lower quadrant: The left upper quadrant is the location of the left portion of the liver, part of the stomach, pancreas, left kidney, sple...

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