When a person is standing in the anatomical position, the head is pointed forward, the arms are at the sides with the palms facing forward, and the toes are pointed forward with the feet slightly separated. The anatomica... More »

Students learn common terms used in health care settings when enrolled in a medical terminology class. The terminology is often divided in categories that explore the systems of the human body, such as the circulatory, r... More »

The warmest parts of the human body are the head, chest and armpits, according to the Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Ind. Conversely, the coldest parts are the feet and toes, which are farthest from the warm-blood-pumpin... More »

The epidermis is arranged in four distinct layers over most of the body, with a fifth layer in the palms and soles of the feet. The epidermis is one of three integrated layers of the skin. The other two layers consist of... More »

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According to the Free Dictionary, the reverse Trendelenburg position is one in which a person is lying supine with the head elevated higher than the rest of the body and the feet supported with a foot board. It is the op... More »

Anatomical locations on the body that contain lymph nodes are the head and neck, the upper and lower torso, the arms, and the legs, according to InnerBody. The lymph nodes in the head and neck include the adenoids, lingu... More »

The dorsal recumbent position of the patient is a position in which the person lies on his back on the table in the examination room. His knees are bent with his feet flat on the table but also rotated outward. More »