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Chapter 6: Part 4

Anatomy

TermDefinition
flexion the decreasing of the angle between two bones
abduction the movement of the body part away from a midline
medial rotation the turning of a bone on its own axis toward the midline of the body
supination the placing of the palm of the hand in the anatomical position
elevation the raising of a body part
protraction the thrusting forward of a body part
dorsiflexion the bending of the foot toward the shin
inversion the rotation of the sole of the foot inward
extension the increasing of the angle between two bones
adduction the movement of a body part toward a midline
lateral rotation the turning of a bone on its own axis away from the midline of the body
depression the lowering of a body part
retraction the withdrawal of a body part
plantar flexion the bending of the foot away from the shin
eversion the rotation of the sole of the foot outward
Created by: slccsat