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Terms of Movement

Terms of Movement

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Tags: science   movement   physiology   body   body parts  

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Towards the head
back
Superior
front
Towards the feet
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Inferior
front
Towards the midline
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Medial
front
Away from the midline
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Lateral
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Towards the front of the body
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Anterior
front
Towards the rear of the body
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Posterior
front
Move away from the midline
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Abduction
front
Move towards the midline
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Adduction
front
Straightening. Angles of 2 segments increases
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Extension
front
Bending. Angles between 2 segments decreases
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Flexion
front
Pointing the toes towards the head
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Dorsiflexion
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Pointing the toes towards the ground
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Plantar Flexion
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Rotation of a joint away from the midline
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External Rotation
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Rotation of a joint towards the midline
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Internal Rotation
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