ch 4 - anatomic position and terms of reference

med term
anatomical position
a term of reference that health professionals use when noting body planes, positions, or direction: the person is assumed to be standing upright (erect), facing forward, feet pointed forward and slightly apart, with arms at the sides and palms facing forward; the patient is visualized in this pose when applying any other term of reference
body planes
reference planes for indicating the location or direction of body parts