Describe a person in anatomical position. What are the specific body placements for a person in...

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Describe a person in anatomical position. What are the specific body placements for a person in this position?

Why an Anatomical Position

There has to be a standard anatomical position because this way, people from different professions can describe features of the body in terms that is understandable to others. For example, when describing that the head is superior to the pelvis, we must have an established convention to go off of.

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Anatomical position has a few specific body placements worth mentioning, as follows:

  1. Fully erect posture- this means that most joints are in an...

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