anatomical position

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anatomical position

[‚an·ə¦täm·ə·kəl pə′zi·shən]
(anatomy)
A reference posture used in anatomical description in which the subject stands erect against a wall with feet parallel and touching, and arms adducted and supinated, with palms facing forward.
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The patients' age, gender, history of systemic disease, any additional ocular pathology, indication for IOL exchange, time elapsed since implantation of the first IOL, and the anatomic positions of the first and second IOLs were recorded.
The treatment was initiated with the objective to return the prolapsed organ to its normal anatomic position under appropriate medical arrangement and to prevent or to eliminate uterine infection.
It was impossible to pull the bladder in the anatomic position.
Because in anatomic position the pelvis/sacrum is anteriorly tilted approximately 30 degrees, there is a natural lordotic curve to the lumbar spine.
This is the position of choice for fractures, as it affords good X-ray exposure and ability to reduce fragments in anatomic position.
The high incidence of aneurysm formation is probably related to repeated external trauma as the persistent sciatic artery is in a relatively vulnerable anatomic position.