Horizontal (anatomic orientation)
: Parallel to the floor, a plane passing through the standing body parallel to the floor. A person lying on a bed is considered in a horizontal position. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry "Anatomic Orientation Terms."

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