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Definition of Prone

Prone: With the front (or ventral) surface downward. To lie prone is to lie face downward. Prone is as opposed to supine.

For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms".

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9280
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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