BODY POSITION & ORIENTATION & DIRECTION

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created 3 years ago by Ellie_Ward
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ANATOMICAL POSITION

  • BODY IS ERECT
  • HEAD AND TOES POINTING FORWARD
  • ARMS HANGING BY SIDE
  • PALMS FACING FORWARD
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FUNDAMENTAL POSITION

  • BODY IS ERECT
  • FEET TOGETHER
  • HEAD AND TOES POINTING FORWARD
  • ARMS BY SIDE
  • PALSM FACING TOWARDS THIGHS
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PRONE POSITION

  • BODY LYING HORIZONTALLY
  • FACE DOWN
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SUPINE POSITION

  • BODY LYING HORIZONTALLY
  • FACE UP
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ANTERIOR

POSTERIOR

  • FRONT OF HEAD, TRUNK, EXTREMITY
  • BACK OF HEAD, TRUNK, EXTREMITY
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SUPERIOR

INFERIOR

  • TOWARD THE HEAD OR ABOVE ANOTHER STRUCTURE
  • TOWARD THE FEET OR BELOW ANOTHER STRUCTURE
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MEDIAL

LATERAL

  • TOWARD MIDLINE OF BODY
  • AWAY FROM MIDLINE OF BODY
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PROXIMAL

  • NEARER THE TRUNK OR ATTACHED END/ TAIL