Why is the anatomical position of the body important?

Anatomical position creates a common point of reference for all who study the human body.

Anatomical position also known as supine position is a standard common point of reference that allows all who study the human body to discuss the parts of the body within the same frame of reference and experience.

The position is standing upright with both arms by the side palms forward with thumbs to the outside and toes pointed forward.

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