semisupine position


Partly reclining; referring to an inclined patient position, with the head of the bed elevated 45 degrees.
Synonym(s): Fowler position, semisupine position.
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Subjects then rested in a semisupine position for 4 hours whilst receiving an infusion of insulin or 0.9% saline.
Recently, studies have shown that the semisupine position (such as in a car seat) exacerbates GER and should be avoided in infants especially after feeding.
Subjects then entered the experiment room at 0800 h where they rested in a semisupine position until the experiments began at 0900 h.