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Movement terms

Movement terminology

Backward movement of shoulder girdle Retraction
Upward movement of shoulder girdle Elevation
Movement beyond the normal range of flexion Hyperflexion
Radius lies diagonally across the ulna, palm down Pronation
Movement of body part toward the midline Adduction
Movement of the sole of the foot inward or medially nversion
Downward movement of the shoulder girdle Depression
Movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone toward the midline Internal Rotation
Face-upward position of entire body, back lying Supine
Increase of the angle in a joint Extension
Created by: rtf