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Define terms to describe body positions and movements

abduction

(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

adduction

(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body

circumduction

Motion of a limb that draws a circle

flexion

act of bending a joint; bending at the joint so that the angle between the bones is decreased

extension

straightening at the joint so that the angle between the bones is increased

hyperextension

Continuation of extension beyond the normal extension

dorsiflexion

bending the toes and foot up at the ankle

plantar flexion

Extension of the toes or foot so that they point downward

rotation

movement of a bone around its longitudinal axis

internal rotation

in anatomical position, turning inward, toward the midline of the body

external rotation

in anatomical position, turning outward, away from the midline of the body

pronation

rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward

supination

rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward

inversion

a twisting motion of the foot that turns the sole inward

eversion

a twisting motion of the foot that turns the sole outward.

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