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The movements associated with the skeleton

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decreasing the angle of a joint   flexion  
increasing the angle of a joint   extension  
moving a joint beyond its normal range or beyond the anatomical position   hyperextension  
bending the ankle so that the toes point upward   dorsiflexion  
bending the ankle so that the toes point downward   plantar flexion  
moving a part anteriorly, along a horizontal plane   protraction  
moving a part posteriorly, along a horizontal plane   retraction  
moving an appendage's distal end away from the midsagittal plane   abduction  
moving an appendage's distal end toward the midsagittal plane   adduction  
moving the foot from the anatomical position (sole downward) to a position in which the sole is facing the midsagittal plane   inversion  
moving the foot from the anatomical position to a position in which the sole faces away from the midsagittal plane   eversion  
moving the distal end of an appendage in a circle, making a cone-shaped sweep   circumduction  
moving a bone on its axis, as if on a pivot or axle   rotation  
rotating the forearm from the anatomical position (palm forward) to reverse it (palm facing the posterior)   pronation  
rotating the forearm from the pronated position back to the anatomical position   supination  
raising a part   elevation  
lowering a part   depression  


   


 
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