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Joints

Joint movements

QuestionAnswer
Flexion Bending a limb
Extension Straightening a flexed limb
Circumduction Moving a body part in a circular motion
ABduction Moving a body part away from the middle
ADduction Moving a body part towards the middle.
Protraction moving a body part forwards
Retraction Moving a body part backwards
Rotation Moving a body part around a central axis
Dorsiflexion Bending a body part backwards
Pronation Lying prone(face down)also turning the palm downward
Supination Lying supine(face up)also turning the palm or foot upward
Eversion Turning outward
Inversion Turning inward
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