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Medical Term:

Sims position

Pronunciation: simz


a position to facilitate a vaginal examination, with the patient lying on her side with the lower arm behind the back, the thighs flexed, the upper one more than the lower.

Synonym(s): English position, lateral recumbent position, semiprone position

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