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Skeletal movements

Angle between two bones decreases/parts get closer together Flexion
Angle between two bones increases/parts get farther a part Extension
Bending foot toward shin (flexing feet) Dorsiflexion
bending foot toward sole (pointing toes) Plantar Flextion
Extension of joints beyond anatomical position Hyperextension
movement away from the midline abduction
movement towards the midline adduction
movement around a central axis rotation
movement in a circular motion circumduction
turning palm down/back; turning foot outward while dorsiflexing ankle pronation
turning palm up/forward; turning foot inward while plantar flexing supination
turning foot sole outward eversion
turning foot sole inward inversion
moving part backward retraction
moving part forward protraction
raising body part elevation
lowering body part depression
Created by: kcarpenter