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Movement Terminology

Movement Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Inferior below of further away from the hand
Superior above or nearer to the head
Proximal nearer to where a limb attaches to the body
Distal further away from where a limb attaches to the body
Posterior behind or nearer to the back
Anterior in front of or nearer to the front
Internal located inside or further away from the surface
External located on or near the surface
Lateral further away from the midline of the body
Medial closer to the midline of the body
To Innervate to supply an organ or other body part with nerves
Anteriorly convex curves outwards at the front
Anteriorly concave curves inwards at the front
To articulate to form a joint
Striated appearance of light and dark stripes
Actin and myosin contractile proteins responsible for movement
Created by: nreyes13