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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We took the standard anatomical posture as a starting point.
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.
Foot separation in the parkinsonian group was best explained ([R.sup.2] = 37%) by a model containing the two remaining candidate variables, the rigidity and anatomical posture scores (P = 0.03 in each case), in addition to relevant personal characteristics.
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