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Three major planes

Coronal plane
Sagittal plane
Transverse plane

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Coronal plane

Anterior (Front)
Posterior (Back)

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Sagittal plane

Lateral (Left/Right)
Medial (Middle)

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Transverse plane

Superior/Proximal/Cephalad (Up)
Inferior/Distal/Caudad (Down)

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Abduction

The movement in the coronal plane away from the midline of the body

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Adduction

The movemenr towards the midline

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Circumnation

To draw circles with the arm

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Flexion

The movement that decreases a joint angle such as drawing the forearm towards the shoulder

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Extension

The movement that straightens a joint such as stretching the forearm

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Supination

Of the forearm is a movement that turns the palm to hand anteriorly

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Pronation

Causes the palm to hand posteriorly