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Muscle actions

Actions of the muscle

abduction movement away from body midline
adduction movement toward body midline
flexion bending
extension straightening out
dorsiflexion of foot action that moves foot off accelerator
plantar flexion of foot action that pushes foot down on accelerator
eversion of foot turning foot outward with toes still forward
inversion of foot turning foot inward with toes still forward
supination of hand turning palms up (radius and ulna parallel)
pronation of hand turning palms down (radius and ulna crossed)
elevation to raise a body part up (mandible up)
depression to lower a body part (mandible down)
opposition the thumb able to touch other fingers
Created by: makanjuolae