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attached to the immovable or less moveable bone


attached to the moveale bone and when the muscle contracts the insertion moves toward the origin


act of bending a joint


act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb


a single complete turn (axial or orbital)


moving of a body part away from the midline of the body


movement of a body part towards the midline of the body


A circular movement of a limb or eye

dorsiflexion and plantar flexion

up and down movements of the foot at the ankle

inversion and eversion

movements of the sole of the foot medially or laterally

supination and pronation

movement of radius around ulna (supination: turning backward) (pronation: turning forward)


Movement of the thumb to touch the fingertips

prime mover

muscle that has the principal responsibility for a given movement


a muscle that relaxes while another contracts


a muscle that assists the Prime mover


muscles that stabilize proximally to allow agonist to work effectively

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