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Anatomy Terms

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Prime Mover
The muscle that has the major responsibility for causing a particular movement
Anterior
The front of an organism, organ or part.
Posterior
The back of an organism, organ or part.
Flexion
A movement that decreases the angle of the joint and brings two bones closer together.
Extension
A movement that increases the angle, or the distance, between two bones or parts of body.
Adduction
A movement toward the midline of the body
Abduction
A movement away from the midline of the body
Medial
A location/landmark toward from the midline of the body
Lateral
A location/landmark away from the midline of the body
Pronation
moving the palms of the hand from the anterior facing position to the posterior facing position
Supination
moving the palms of the hand from the posterior facing position to the anterior facing position