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Flashcards in Chapter 6 - joint movements Deck (13):
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flexion

bending a limb

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extension

straightening a flexed limb

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circumduction

moving a body part in a circular motion

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abduction

moving a body part away from the middle

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adduction

moving a body part toward the middle

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protraction

moving a body part forward

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retraction

moving a body part backward

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rotation

moving a body part around a central axis

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dorsiflexion

bending a body part backward

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pronation

lying prone with palm downward

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supination

lying supine with palm upward

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eversion

turning outward

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inversion

turning inward

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