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Anatomy and Physiology chap. 1

Increases joint angle Extension
Decreases joint angle Flexion
Extension past the normal point Hyperextension
Brings body part towards midline on coronal plane Adduction
Takes body part away from midline on coronal plane Abduction
Palms facing forward/upwards (like holding a bowl of soup) Supination
Palms facing downward/backwards Pronation
Turn inwards Internal/Medial Rotation
Turn outward External/Lateral Rotation
Move anteriorly on a horizontal plane Protraction
Move posteriorly on a horizontal plane Retraction
Ankle extension Plantar Flexion
Ankle flexion Dorsiflexion
Specialized thumb movement, touch thumb to 5th finger Opposition
Lower or drop a body part vertically Depression
Raise or lift a body part vertically Elevation
Roll ankle inward, sole of foot points laterally Eversion
Roll ankle outward, sole of foot points medially Inversion
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