Hypochondriac region
Hypochondriac Hy`po*chon"dri*ac, a. [Gr. ? affocated in the hypochondrium: cf. F. hypocondriaque, formerly spelt hypochondriaque.] 1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions. [1913 Webster]

2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by hypochondriasis. [1913 Webster]

{Hypochondriac region} (Anat.), a region on either side of the abdomen beneath the cartilages of the false ribs, beside the epigastric, and above the lumbar, region. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, a. [Gr. ? affocated in the hypochondrium: cf. F. hypocondriaque, formerly spelt hypochondriaque.] 1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypochondriac — [hī΄pə kän′drē ak΄] adj. [Fr hypocondriaque < Gr hypochondriacus] 1. designating or of the region of the hypochondrium 2. of or having hypochondria n. a person who has hypochondria hypochondriacal [hī΄pəkän drī′ə kəl; kī΄pəkəndrī′ə kə l] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypochondriac — A person who has hypochondriasis, a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with body functions and the interpretation of normal body sensations (such as sweating) or minor abnormalities (such as minor aches and pains) as portending problems of …   Medical dictionary

  • region — 1. An often arbitrarily limited portion of the surface of the body. SEE ALSO: space, zone. 2. A portion of the body having a special nervous or vascular supply, or a part of an organ having a special …   Medical dictionary

  • hypochondriac — I. adjective Etymology: French hypochondriaque, from Greek hypochondriakos, from hypochondria Date: 1599 1. hypochondriacal 2. of, relating to, or being the two regions of the abdomen lying on either side of the epigastric region and above the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Umbilical region — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = regio umbilicalis GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Surface lines of the front of the thorax and abdomen. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • Lumbar region — Lumbar Lum bar, Lumbal Lum bal, a. [L. lumbus loin. See {Loin}.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or near, the loins; as, the lumbar arteries. [1913 Webster] {Lumbar region} (Anat.), the region of the loin; specifically, a region between the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epigastric region — Epigastric Ep i*gas tric, a. [Gr. ? over the belly; epi upon + ? belly: cf. F. [ e]pigastrique.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the epigastrium, or to the epigastric region. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Over the stomach; applied to two of the areas of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abdominal region — n any of the nine areas into which the abdomen is divided by four imaginary planes of which two are vertical passing through the middle of the inguinal ligament on each side and two are horizontal passing respectively through the junction of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • abdominal region — noun : one of the nine areas into which the abdomen is divided by imaginary planes, two vertical through the middle of Poupart s ligament and two horizontal through the junction of the ninth rib and costal cartilage and through the top of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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