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muscle movement

ch 14 muscular system

abduction movement of limb away from the midline of the body
adduction movement of the limb towards the midline of the body
flexion decreasing the angle between two bones by bending a limb at a joint
extension increasing the able between tow bones or straightening out of a limb.
hyperextension the extreme or overextension of a limb or body part beyond its normal limit.
rotation a circular movement around an axis such as the shoulder joint.
circumduction the circular movement at the far end of the limb.
supination the act of rotating the arm or leg so that the palm of the hand or sole of the foot is turned forward or upward
pronation the act of rotating the arm or leg so that the palm of the hand or sole of the foot is turned backward or downward.
dorsiflexion the movement that bends the foot upward at the ankle
plantar flexion the movement that bends the foot downward at the ankle
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