Describing the Anatomic Position

Part of the Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To describe or talk about human anatomy, you need to start from an agreed-upon view of the human body. The anatomic position for the human form is the figure standing upright, eyes looking forward, upper extremities at the sides of the body with palms turned out.

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