Anterior Thorax & Neck LO 2

2.) Describe ‘anatomical position.’ Define anatomical terms of spatial relationships (based on anatomical position).

To best communicate and understand relationships of body parts and structures, one must understand anatomical position. All anatomical, relational terminology is based on the visualization of the patient or donor in anatomical position, even when they are supine (lying on back), prone (lying face-down), or on their side.

Anatomical Relational Terminology