4 Quadrants/ 9 Abdominopelvic Regions

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    I have to learn which organs are associated with each quadrant/region. Does anyone know of any helpful sites or have any resources so I can make sure that I am not missing any information or forgetting any organs!
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    I have to learn which organs are associated with each quadrant/region. Does anyone know of any helpful sites or have any resources so I can make sure that I am not missing any information or forgetting any organs!
    I can give you a quick run down of all organs in the quadrants and body parts as well.

    RUQ/right hypochondria: right axillary & right lung

    Right lumbar region: liver, ascending intestine (part of large intestine), a little of the small intestine, and gallbladder.

    RLQ/ inguinal region: contains right kidney which is retroperitoneal to the body.

    (center of the body)

    HYPERgastric region: this contains the heart and part of the left lung.

    Umbilical region: this contains the greater omentum (stomach fat), abdominal aorta and vena cava; these are huge blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart that deep to the intestines,the pancreas, and the transcending large intestine, and I would say the appendix.

    HYPOgastric region: contains the colon, the descending intestine, and urinary bladder.

    Pubic region: contains either male or female reproductive organs.

    The LUQ region: contains the left lung and axillary.

    The left lumbar region: contains the spleen and the stomach, and the left kidney (remember that there are two adrenal glands and each are located on top of each kidney).

    LLQ/ left inguinal region: contains the descending intestine and also the colon.


    And that should about do it....hoped I helped
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    What helped me out a lot was to write it out like Ansumana did on the comment above and I studied that. I am a person that learns better by writting or drawing something out myself and studying that instead of just looking at the book. Good luck in your class!!!
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    Graph it out on a grid. You don't need to draw everything to scale but it will give you a good idea of where the different organs fit into place. Or take nine note cards and draw the organs on each one and label the other side and practice putting them together.
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    Thanks everyone, you're a big help!
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    I cannot stress the importance of trying to diagram it by hand...it REALLY helps you to memorize! Even if you can't draw, just make rudimentary stick figures. This especially comes in handy when you have to trace the flow of blood from the heart to all the arteries and back through the veins.

    The first response in this post was spot on for memorizing the quadrants & organs associated with them.
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    I made flash cards and also touched that part of my abdomen when naming the location of each organ. I'm sure I looked like a weirdo during the test feeling myself up, but it helped so much LOL
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    Anatomy Drill and Practice

    Click that link, and there will be helpful hints under the "An Introduction to the Human Body" title.


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