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What is a medial position in anatomy?

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What is a medial position in anatomy?

Anatomical Position:

Anatomical position is the position used to reference parts of the body. True anatomical position is when the body is upright and facing the onlooker, with the feet facing forward and flat. The arms rest at the sides of the body with forward facing palms.

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Medial position in anatomy refers to things that are located closer to the middle of the body. Imagine a line that is drawn on a body from head to toe...

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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Lateral, Medial & More

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Anatomical directional terminology helps to explain the relative positions of different areas of the body. Explore more about anatomical directional terminology and the four terms that reference the position from the midline.


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