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 position of the lens optic and the loops in the natural anatomical position isolated from the highly vascular uveal tissue and the blood aqueous barrier.
The angle of pull provided by a neck strap over the girth of the edematous abdomen helps to align the scrotum into its anterior anatomical position while providing support to counteract gravity.
It is important to understand and remember the position, because when describing relative locations, the body is always assumed to be in anatomical position.
Mandatory exploration should be performed in cases of retroperitoneal hematomas resulting from penetrating injury, but the selection of treatment mode in blunt injury depends on the anatomical position of hematoma, visceral injury and the hemodynamic status of the patients.
Determining the anatomical position of a bite mark is crucial to its forensic analysis.
These changes are associated with the anatomical position of each kidney in the embryonic development.
Following reduction of the bladder to its normal anatomical position, a tension free mesh repair was performed.
The skeleton of the extinct marine reptile is almost immaculately preserved and the fossilized bones of the mother animal lie largely in their anatomical position.
Prior observation of animals kept in our laboratory for the last three years allowed us to differentiate animals by sex based on the anatomical position of the palps after the fifth molt.
It is a well established fact that anatomical position of rugae that, it retains its shape throughout life (24) and resist decomposition.
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