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MS 5-4

Muscular system general medical terms

QuestionAnswer
abduction movement away from the midline of the body
adduction movement toward the midline of the body
circumduction movement in a circular motion
dorsiflexion moving the foot upward toward the leg
extension straightening motion; movement to increase the angle between the bones
flexion bending motion; movement to decrease the angle between bones
intramuscular pertaining to within the muscle or muscle tissue
plantar flexion moving the foot in a downward position away from the leg; pointing the toes downward
pronation moving the palm face down or toward the back; palms down
rotation moving or turning on an axis or pivot point, usually in a left-to-right motion
supination moving the palms face up or toward the front; palms up
Created by: Amaier