left lateral recumbent position


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left lateral recumbent position

Etymology: ME, left + L, latus, side, recumbere, to lie down, positio
a position in which the patient lies on the left side with the upper knee and thigh drawn upward. See also Sims' position.

left lateral recumbent position

A position with the patient on the left side, right knee and thigh drawn up; employed in vaginal examination. Synonym: English position; obstetrical position
See also: position