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Body Positions Medical Terminology

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Fowler Position
semi-sitting position with slight elevation of the knees
Lithotomy Position
lying on back with legs raised and feet in stirrups
Orthopnea Position
sitting erect in chair or sitting upright in bed supported by pillows behind the head and chest
Prone Position
lying on abdomen, facing downwards
Recumbent Position
lying down in any position
Sims Position
lying on the left side with right knee drawn up and with left arm drawn behind parallel to the back
Supine Position
lying on back, facing upwards
Trendelenburg Position
lying on back with body tilted so that the head is lower than the feet