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Anatomical man

The anatomical position is based on Leondardo Da Vinci's Anatomical Man.

The anatomical position is the basic body position that all anatomical references assume, used as a reference in describing the relation of body parts to one another. [1] [2] The anatomical position consists of standing with feet together, arms at the side, palms facing forward, with head and eyes facing forward. Anatomic terms in relation to location (Anatomical Terms of Location) apply to the body when it is in the anatomical position. [3] It is based off of Leonardo Da Vinci's Anatomical Man [4] (the only difference is that in the anatomical position, the arms are down at the side).

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  1. unknown (n.d.). Anatomical Position. Retrieved on 2008-05-21.
  2. Rob Brouhard (2007, April 9). Anatomical Position. Retrieved on 2008-05-21.
  3. unknown (n.d.). Definition of Anatomical Position. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.
  4. Mike Robertson (n.d.). Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 1. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.