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Decreasing the angle of the joint, bending the joint

Flexion

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Increasing the angle of the joint, straightening the joint

Extension

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Decreasing the angle of the ankle joint

Dorsiflexion

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Increasing the angle of the ankle joint

Plantarflexion

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Moving a body part in a superior direction

Elevation

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Moving a body part in an inferior direction

Depression

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Rotating the ankle so that the sole of the foot points away from the other

Eversion

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Rotating the ankle so that the sole of the foot points towards the other

Inversion

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Moving a limb away from the center line (medial line) of the body

Abduction

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Moving a limb towards the center line (medial line) of the body

Adduction

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Rotating a limb away from the center line (medial line) of the body

Lateral rotation

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Rotating a limb toward the center line (medial line) of the body

Medial rotation

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Rotating the forearm so that the palm faces down in the forearm is flexed

Pronation

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Rotating the forearm so that the palm faces up if the forearm is flexed

Supination

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Posterior movement (towards the back of the body) of the arm at the shoulder

Retraction

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Anterior movement (towards the front of the body) of the arm at the shoulde

Protraction

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Bending the spine to the side, away from the center line (medial line) of the body

Lateral Flexion