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Flashcards in Kinesiology Deck (27):
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Abduction

The movement of the limb away from the midline of the body

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Adduction

The movement of the limb toward the midline of the body

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Ambulatory

Able to walk or move about

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Anterior or Ventral

Toward the front of theory, opposite of posterior

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Axilla

The armpit

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Cervical

Of or pertaining to the neck or cervix of the uterus

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Deep

Farther from the surface

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Diffuse

Spread out over a large area

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Distal

Situated away from the center of the body or from the point of attachment

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Dorsiflexion

Backward flexion; flexion of the foot in the upward direction

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Extension

Straightening out of a joint, increasing the angle between the bones of a limb at the joint

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External

Outside

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Flexion

Bending or movement around a joint that decreases the angle berween the bones of a limb at the joint

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Inferior

Situated lower, closer to the feet. Opposite of superior

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Inverted

Turned inward

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Lateral

Farther from the middle or center of the body opposite of medial

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Medial

Closer to the middle or center of the body, opposite of lateral

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Midline

Line which divides the body into left and right halves

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Palmar or Volar

Referring to the palm side of the hand or body

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Plantar

The bottom or sole of the foot

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Posterior or Dorsal

Toward the back or rear of the body opposite of anterior

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Pronation

Rotation of the hand or forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards

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Proximal

Situated nearer to the center of the body or point of attachment, opposite of distal

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Superficial

Nearer to the surface

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Superior

Situated higher, closer to the head. Opposite of inferior

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Supination

Rotation of the hand or forearm so that the palm faces forward or upwards

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Supine

Lying face up, opposite of prone