Pronation (anatomic orientation)

Rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm is down (and the corresponding movement of the foot and leg with the sole down), as opposed to supination. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry "Anatomic Orientation Terms."

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Anatomic orientation terms — In anatomy, certain terms are used to denote orientation. For example, a structure may be horizontal, as opposed to vertical. Some of the terms of anatomic orientation are as follows: {{}}Anterior: The front, as opposed to the posterior.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Posterior (anatomic orientation) — The back, as opposed to the anterior. In anatomy, certain terms are used to denote orientation. For example, such and such a structure may be horizontal, as opposed to vertical. A list of some of the terms of anatomic orientation in alphabetical… …   Medical dictionary

  • Orientation, anatomic terms of — In anatomy, certain terms are used to denote orientation. For example, a structure may be horizontal, as opposed to vertical. Some of the terms of anatomic orientation are as follows: {{}}Anterior: The front, as opposed to the posterior.… …   Medical dictionary

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