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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Analysis of covariance was used to compare (i) foot separation and (ii) body sway between those with parkinsonism (sub-divided according to functional impairment, anatomical posture and rigidity) and those without.
A narrow foot separation was also seen in severe disease, as judged by a score of [is greater than or equal to] 2 for anatomical posture or by a score of [is greater than or equal to] 2 for rigidity (Table 1).
2] = 37%) by a model containing the two remaining candidate variables, the rigidity and anatomical posture scores (P = 0.
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