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Joint movements

QuestionAnswer
Flexion Bending parts at a joint so that the angle between then decreases and the parts come closer together(bending the knee)
Extension Straightening parts at a joint so that the angle between them increases and the parts move farther apart(straightening the knee)
Dorsiflexion Movement at the ankle that brings the foot closer to the shin(walking on heels)
Plantar flexion Movement at the ankle that brings the foot farther from the shin(standing on toes)
Abduction Moving a part away form the midline
Adduction Moving a part toward the midline
Rotation Moving a part around an axis
Circumduction Moving a part so that its end follows a circular path(move finger in circular motion)
Supination Turning the hand so the palm is upward
Pronation Turning the hand so the palm is downward
Eversion Turning the foot so the bottom faces laterally
Inversion Turning the foot so the bottom faces medially
Created by: vbob08