Definition of Anatomical position

1. Noun. (anatomy) The position of the human body, standing erect, with the face directed anteriorly, the upper limbs at the sides and the palms turned anteriorly (supinated), and the feet pointed anteriorly; used as the position of reference in description of site or direction of various structures or parts as established in official anatomical nomenclature. Note: The palms are toward our view and we cannot see the back of the hands. ¹



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Medical Definition of Anatomical position

1. The erect position of the body with the face directed forward (skull aligned in orbitomeatal or Frankfort plane); the arms at the side and the palms of the hands directed forward; the terms posterior, anterior, lateral, medial, etc., are applied to the parts as they stand related to each other and to the axis of the body when in this position. (05 Mar 2000)

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