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Flashcards in Functional Anatomy - Movement Types Deck (10):
1

Flexion

- The action of bending or the condition of being bent, especially the bending of a limb or joint.

2

Circumduction

- The movement of a limb or extremity so that the distal end describes a circle while the proximal end remains fixed.

3

Extension

- The action of moving a limb from a bent to a straight position.

4

Supination

- The rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward.

5

Rotation

- The rotation of a limb around a fixed point.

6

Dorsi Flexion

- The backward flexion (bending), as of the hand or foot.

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Pronation

-The rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards.

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Abduction

- The movement of a limb or other part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.

9

Plantar Flexion

- The movement of the foot in which the foot or toes flex downward toward the sole.

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Adduction

- The movement of a body part toward the body's midline.