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1.n. the recumbent position. 2.adj. describing a radiograph taken with the patient lying on his side and the X-ray beam travelling horizontally. Such films reveal free gas in the peritoneal cavity following perforation of a hollow organ and fluid levels in the bowel when it is obstructed. Compare anteroposterior, posteroanterior.

1.n. the recumbent position. 2.adj. describing a radiograph taken with the patient lying on his side and the X-ray beam travelling horizontally. Such films reveal free gas in the peritoneal cavity following perforation of a hollow organ and fluid levels in the bowel when it is obstructed. Compare anteroposterior, posteroanterior.

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