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Anatomy Lab

Body Movement (terminology)

QuestionAnswer
_______ is: the decrease of angle formed by the bones at a joint. Flexion
_______ is: the increase of the angle formed by the bones at a joint. Extension
Dorsiflexion Flexing of the foot upward
Plantar Flexion Moving the sole of the foot downward, or flexion of the toes
Extension of the foot at the ankle is the same as _______. Plantar flexion
Movement of a limb away from the midline of the body is called _______. Abduction
Movement of a limb toward the midline of the body is called _______. Adduction
Rotation of the palm so that it faces the posterior, is called _______. Pronation
Rotation of the palm so that it faces the anterior, is called _______. Supination
When the arm is not in the anatomical position, turning the palm "downward" is still called _______. Pronation
When the arm is not in the anatomical position, turning the palm "upward" is still called _______. Supination
Define the term Inversion (as it relates to the foot/feet). When the sole of the foot is turned inward toward the midline of the body
Define the term Eversion (as it relates to the foot/feet). When the sole of the foot is turned outward away from the midline
When you "Evert" the feet, what happens to the knees? They pull (or turn) inward - EVERT = knEEs
Rotation The movement of a body part around its longitudinal axis
Circumduction Rotation of a body part in a circular motion
Of the head, arm, and leg - all of which can be rotated - which can be circumducted? Only the arm and leg
Sphincter Muscle A circular muscle that surrounds an opening of the body
Regarding sphincter muscles, "contraction" causes _______ of the opening; "relaxation" causes _______ of the opening. - Constriction - Dilation
Prime Mover The primary muscle in the group that produces the desired action
Synergists The "assisting muscles" - they impart steadiness and prevent unnecessary action
Fixators Muscles that hold structures in position for action
Muscles are usually arranged in _______ _______ so that the contraction of one muscle, the _______, causes a specific action, and the contraction of the other muscle, the _______, causes the opposite action. - Antagonist groups - Agonist - Antagonists
Smooth movement requires that each muscle _______ while the opposing muscle _______. - Relax - Contracts
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