3.5.3 Kinesiology - Angular Movements

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Cuesta College-Human Anatomy (BIO 205)-Fall 2010-Dr. S. Sachs, Instructor

Flexion

bending parts of a joint to decrease the angle

Extension

straightening parts of a joint to increase the angle

Hyperextension

extending beyond anatomical position

Plantar Flexion

bending of the foot or the toes downward

Dorsiflexion

bending of the foot or the toes upward

Abduction

moving a part away from the midline

Adduction

moving a part towards the midline

Rotation

moving a part around an axis

Pronation

turning the palm of the hand downward

Supination

turning the palm of the hand upward

Circumduction

moving a part to follow a circular path

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