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Ch 7 Vocab

Movement of bones and joints

TermDefinition
Flexion bending motion that decreases the angle between bones at a joint, moving a body part away from the anatomic position.
Extension motion that increases the angle at a joint, returning a body part to the anatomic position.
Adduction movement toward the midline.
Hyperextension a part is extended beyond its anatomic position
Supination turning the palm up or forward.
Pronation turning the palm down or backward.
Inversion turning inward, with reference to movement of the foot.
Eversion turning outward, with reference to movement of the foot.
Plantar Flexion bending the foot so that the toes point downward.
Dorsiflexion bending the foot upward at the ankle.
Abduction movement away from the midline.
Circumduction Circular movement at a joint.
Rotation Twisting or turning of a bone on its own axis.
Created by: Jessica Venyke