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3.5.3 Kinesiology - Angular Movements

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