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Flashcards in Motion Deck (15):
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Flexion

Decrease angle

2

Extension

Increases angle

3

Abduction

Move away from midline

4

Adduction

Move toward midline

5

Lateral flexion

Move at the torso

6

Circumduction

Move around a central point

Thumbs, legs, arms

Involves joins & muscles

7

Rotational motion

Pivoting motion of a bone on its own longitudinal axis

8

Alantoaxial joint

"No" gesture

9

Special movements

Occur only at specific joints

10

Depression & elevation

Depression - down

Elevation - up

ex: shrug shoulders

11

Dorsiflexion vs plantar flexion

Only in foot

Dorsiflexion: flex foot

Plantar: point foot

12

Inversion vs eversion

Inversion: try to look at bottom of the foot

13

Protraction vs retraction

Protraction: overbite

Retraction: underbite

14

Opposition

Only in thumb

15

Motion

Increases/decreases the angle between 2 articulating bones