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13 terms

MUSCLE

Muscle actions
STUDY
PLAY
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