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motion terms


Flexion Bending parts so the angle becomes decreased and the parts become closer
Extension Straightening a part to where the angle between them increases and the parts move farther apart
Abduction Movement away from the midline of the body
adduction Movement toward the midline of the body
internal/medial rotation turning the joint inward/toward the midline
external/lateral rotation turning the joint outward/away from the midline
Supination movement that turns the palm up
Pronation movement that turns the palm down
Dorsiflexion movement that bends the foot upward at the ankle
plantar flexion bends the foot downward at the ankle
Circumduction the circular movement at the far end of a limb
opposition rotation of the thumb to touch the pinky finger
Inversion Turning the sole of the foot inward towards the medial plant
Eversion turning the sole of the foot outward or laterally
Hyperextension the extreme or overextension of a limb or body part beyond its normal limit
Hyperflexion flexion beyond normal range
elevation Moving a body part in a superior direction
Depression moving a body part in the inferior direction
Created by: ssingewald