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Navigating the Body

Movements of the Body

TermDefinition
Abduction a movement that moves a limb laterally way from the midline
Adduction a movement that brings a limb medially toward the body's midine
Circumduction a combination of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction
Dorsiflexion ankle movement letting off the car's gas pedal
Extension a movement that straightens or opens a joint
Flexion a movement that bends a joint or brings the bones closer together
Lateral Flexion when the head or vertebral column bend laterally to the side
Lateral Rotation a limb at the shoulder or hip swings away from the midline
Medial Rotation a limb at the shoulder or hip turns in toward the midline
Plantar Flexion ankle movement stepping on the car's gas pedal
Pronation a movement when the radius crosses over the ulna
Rotation when the head or vertebral column bend laterally to the side
Supination a movement bringing the radius and ulna parallel to one another
Created by: Closson.Cody