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Vocabulary Chap 15

Terms Muscular Actions

abduction movement away from the midline of the body
adduction movement toward the midline of the body
dorsiflexion backward (upward) bending of the foot "stepping off gas pedal"
extension straightening of a flexed limb
fascia fibrous membrane separating and enveloping muscles
flexion bending at a joint
insertion of a muscle connection of the muscle to a bone that moves
origin of a muscle connection of the muscle to a stationary bone
plantar flexion bending the sole of the foot downward toward the ground "stepping on gas pedal"
pronation turning the palm backward (down)
rotation circular movement around a central point
skeletal muscle muscle connected to bones; voluntary or striated muscle
smooth muscle muscle connected to internal organs; involuntary or visceral muscle
striated muscle skeletal muscle
supination turning the palm forward (up)
visceral muscle smooth muscle
Created by: mybabymichael