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the act of assuming the supine position; placing or lying on the back. Applied to the hand, the act of turning the palm upward.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. The condition of being supine; the act of assuming or of being placed in a supine position; rotation of the forearm such that the palm of the hand faces anteriorly to the anatomic position; rotation of the foot such that the plantar surface of rotated upward.
2. The opposite of pronation.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. The condition of being supine; the act of assuming or of being placed in a supine position.
2. Transverse plane motion at the radioulnar joint or transverse tarsal joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
supinationThe act of turning the body to a SUPINE position or of turning the horizontal forearm so that the palm of the hand faces upward. Compare PRONATION.
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