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Stack #39091

abduction moving a body part away from the midline of the body
adduction moving a body part toward the midline of the body
ambulation the act of walking
atrophy a decrease in size or a wasting away of tissue
contracture the lack of joint mobility caused by the abnormal shortening of a muscle
dorsiflexion bending backward
extension straightening a body part
external rotation turning the joing outward
flexion bending a body part
footdrop the foot falls down at the ankle (permanent plantar flexion)
hyperextension excessive straightening of a body part
internal rotation turning the joint inward
orthostatic hypotension a drop in (hypo) blood pressure when the person stands (ortho and static); postural hypotension
plantar flexion the foot (plantar) is bent (flexion)
postural hypotension orthostatic hypotension
pronation turning downward
range of motion (ROM) the movement of a joint to the extent possible without causing pain
rotation turning the joint
supination turning upward
syncope a brief loss of consciousness; fainting
Created by: jstruss