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Terms Muscular Actions

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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  


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