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Supine position



The position in which the individual is lying down while facing up.


This position in surgical procedures allows access to the ventral side of the body, such as peritoneal, thoracic, and pericardial regions.

Word origin: Latin sup─źnum lying on its back

Compare: prone position

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Effect of posture on respiration

Could anyone tell me why F.R.C increases during when moving from the supine position to the standing position please? If you use any references to answer this question, ...

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by chen.lie
Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Effect of posture on respiration
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