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Describe the anatomical position

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Describe the anatomical position

An Orientation of the Body:

The anatomical position is the standard used when describing anatomy of the body. Using this standard position allows for consistent descriptions of body parts and their location, no matter what type of organism and regardless of movement or current position.

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For a human, the anatomical position is one in which a person is standing upright and facing forward, with arms at the sides of the body, legs...

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