Hypochondrium

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Hypochondrium
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Surface lines of the front of the thorax and abdomen.
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Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver, stomach, and great intestine.
Latin regio hypochondriaca
Gray's subject #246 1149
Dorlands/Elsevier h_21/12437993

The hypochondrium is the upper part of the abdomen under the lowest ribs of the thorax. The word derives from the Greek term hupokhondros, meaning abdomen, or literally under cartilage.

The liver is found in the right hypochondrium.

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it:Ipocondrio


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