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flexion

decrease the angle between two bones, bending (paired with extension)

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extension

increase the angle between two bones, straightening (paired with flexion)

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abduction

movement away from the midline (paired with adduction)

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adduction

movement towards the midline (paired with abduction)

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medial rotation

turning a bone towards the midline along its axis (paired with lateral rotation)

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lateral rotation

turning a bone away from the midline along its axis (paired with medial rotation)

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elevation

moving a body part superiorly, only mandible and scapula (paired with depression)

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depression

moving a body part inferiorly, only mandible and scapula (paired with elevation)

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protraction

moving a body part anteriorly, only mandible and scapula (paired with retraction)

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retraction

moving a body part posteriorly, only mandible and scapula (paired with protraction)

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pronation

rotating the forearm so that palm faces posteriorly (paired with supination)

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supination

rotating the forearm so that palm faces anteriorly (paired with pronation)

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plantarflexion

moving the anterior portion of the sole of the foot inferiorly (paired with dorsiflexion)

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dorsiflexion

lifting the foot so that the superior surface approaches the shin (paired with plantarflexion)

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eversion

turning the sole of the foot laterally (paired with inversion)

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inversion

turning the sole of the foot medially (paired with eversion)

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opposition

moving the thumb to touch the tips of the other fingers (not paired)

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circumduction

moving a limb/finger so that it describes a cone in space (not paired)