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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Unlike her companion's, her skeleton was in strictly anatomical position and the bones were not disturbed.
Doctors, physical therapists and other medical professionals agree that the best mattress should conform to the sleeper's weight and shape, support the musculoskeletal structure in the correct anatomical position and, above all, control pressure.
JenaClip(TM) anchoring and clipping mechanism allows the patient's native valve leaflets to be clipped onto the valve enabling the JenaValve to be firmly anchored in the correct anatomical position and provide active fixation and resistance to migration.
Similarly, computed tomographic scans may reveal an abnormal anatomical position for the gallbladder, as well as wall thickening and pericholecystic fluid.
By connecting the illumination system to a microscope and combining it with video tracking, the researchers are able to track and record the behavior of freely moving animals, while maintaining the lighting in the intended anatomical position.
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