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Epigastrium vs. Hypochondrium

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Epigastriumnoun

(anatomy) The upper middle region of the abdomen, between the umbilical and hypochondriac regions.

Hypochondriumnoun

(anatomy) The upper region of the abdomen, below the lower ribs, each side of the epigastrium.

Epigastriumnoun

The upper part of the abdomen.

Hypochondriumnoun

Either of the hypochondriac regions.

Epigastriumnoun

the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)

Hypochondriumnoun

the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

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Epigastrium

In anatomy, the epigastrium (or epigastric region) is the upper central region of the abdomen. It is located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane.

Hypochondrium

In anatomy, the division of the abdomen into regions can employ a nine-region scheme. The hypochondrium refers to the two hypochondriac regions in the upper third of the abdomen; the left hypochondrium and right hypochondrium.

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