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 »

The lateral recumbent position, or Sims position, is when a patient is lying on her side with the lower arm tucked behind her back and her upper thigh bent. The patient can lie on her left or her right side. More »

The questions on the personal support workers exam cover a wide range of topics, including the purpose of the insertion of chest tubes, when Down syndrome occurs and the fear common to adults of all ages. Test takers can... More »

"Dorsal" refers to the back side of the body whereas "ventral" refers to the front side of the body. When discussing bipeds, these terms are interchangeable with the terms "posterior" and "anterior." More »

According to Marc Colbeck, a paramedic instructor and operator of, the Fowler's position is an upright or leaning sitting position in which the knees are straight or bent. Someone in a high Fowler's posi... More » Science Human Anatomy

Six millimeters is equal to 0.236 inches, according to calculations based on a conversion table published by the University of Arizona. Therefore, a kidney stone measuring 6 millimeters in length is less than a quarter o... More » Science Human Anatomy

Although there is some uncertainly regarding the function of the uvula, experts believe that this small flap-like structure in the back of the throat plays important roles in speech and swallowing. The uvula contains gla... More »