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Body Movement

Body Movement Terminology

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Movement of a part away from the central axis of the body or body part. abduction
Movement of part toward the central axis of the body or body part. adduction
Straightening of a joint; when both elements of the joint are in the anatomic positon; the normal positon of a joint. extension
Act of bending a joint; the opposite of extension. flexion
Forced or excessive extension of a limb or joints. hyperextension
Forced overflexion of a limb or joint. hyperflexion
Outward turning of the foot at the ankle. eversion
Inward turning of the foot at the ankle. inversion
Rotation of the forearm so that the palm is down. pronate
Rotation of the forearm so that palm is up (in the anatomic position). supinate
Turning or rotating of the body or body part around its axis. rotate
Circular movement of a limb. circumduction
Tipping or slanting a body part slightly; in relation to the long axis of the body. tilt
A turning away from the regular standard or course. deviation
Created by: J. Renee on 2008-10-02



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