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Terms of Position and Movement

Terms of Position and Movement

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human body standing (face up), arms to the side with palms facing forward and feet side by side
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Anatomical Position
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Lying face down
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Prone
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Lying face up
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Supine
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rotation of the forearm where the palm is facing up
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Supination
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rotation of the forearm where the palm is facing down
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Pronation
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muscles that cause supination
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Supinator
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muscles that cause pronation
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Pronator
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movement that decreaes the angle of a joint, ie bending the joint
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Flexion
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movement that increases the angle of a joint, ie, bending the joint
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Extension
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movement away from the midline of the body
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Abduction
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movement toward the adduction of the body
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Adduction
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