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Part of the body

Part of the body

 

most external parts of the body have ordinary English names as well as anatomical name.

Doctors normally use the English name, even when talking to each other.

There are a few exceptions where doctor use the anatomical name, these are shown in brackets below.

1-Jaw

2- neck

3-armpit

4- armpit

5- upper arm

6- elbow

7- back

8- buttock

9- wrist

10- thight

11- calf

12- leg

13- chest

14- stomach,tummy

16-navel

17- hip

18-groin

19- knee

20- shin

Part of the body
Part of the body

Limb means arm (upper limb) or leg (lower limb). The trunk is the body excluding the head and limbs.

for a more detailed diagram showing parts of the body, see Appendix I on page 00.

Referring to parts of the body

when patients speak about their problem they often refer to a part of the body:

im having trouble with my

The doctor often needs to ask about a part of the body

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