MUSCLE

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Muscle actions

EXTENSION

to increase the angle of a joint

FLEXION

to decrease the angle of a joint

ABDUCTION

movement away from the midline

ADDUCTION

movement towards the midline

SUPINATION

turning the palm or foot upward

PRONATION

turning the palm of foot downward

DORSIFLEXION

raising the foot, pulling the toes toward theshin

PLANTAR FLEXION

lowering the foot, pointing the toes away from the shin

EVERSION

turning outward

INVERSION

turning inward

PROTRACTION

moving a part of the body forward

RETRACTION

moving a part of the body backward

ROTATION

revolving a bone around its axis

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