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 supīnum lying on its back

Compare: prone position

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 4 March 2010, at 09:16. This page has been accessed 14,921 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link