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Directional terms

abduction movement away from midline
adduction movement toward midline
flexion act of bending or being bent
extension movement that brings limb into or toward a straight condition
dorsiflexion backward bending, as of hand or foot
plantar flexion bending sole of foot; pointing toes downward
eversion turning outward
inversion turning inward
pronation to turn downward or backward as with hand or foot
supination turning the palm or foot upward
elevation to raise body part, as in shrugging shoulders
depression downward movement, as in dropping the shoulders
circumduction movement in a circular direction from central point; imagine drawing large circle in air
opposition moving thumb away from palm; ability to move thumb into contact with other fingers
rotation moving around central axis
Created by: hmvu112