Definition of Muscle Actions

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Definition of Muscle Actions
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2013-03-14 02:39:30
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  1. Movement of a bone away from the midline of the body
    ABDUCTION
  2. Movement that returns the bone toward the midline of the body
    ADDUCTION
  3. Movement that decreases the angle between 2 bones at a joint; or movement toward the ventral surface of the body
    FLEXION
  4. Movement that increases the angle between 2 bones at a joint; or movement toward the Dorsal surface of the body
    EXTENSION
  5. Movement in which the distal end of the bone delineates a "cone" or abduction + adduction + flexion + extension
    CIRCUMDUCTION
  6. Movement of a bone around its own longitudinal axis (compare this movement to circumduction)
    ROTATION
  7. Movement that serves to "flatten" a structure
    COMPRESSION
  8. Movement in which a part of the body moves inferiority
    DEPRESSION
  9. Bending of the foot in the direction of its upper surface, as in "pointing the toes upward"
    DORSIFLEXION
  10. Bending of the foot in the direction of its plantar surface or sole, as in "pointing the toes downward"
    PLANTAR FLEXION
  11. Movement that will raise a structure to a higher position
    ELEVATION
  12. Movement of the sole of the foot outward to raise its surface laterally
    EVERSION
  13. Movement of the sole of the foot inward to raise its surface medially
    INVERSION
  14. Movement of the forearm, which turns the palm of the hand posteriorly; notice the change in position of the radius
    PRONATION
  15. Movement of the forearm which turns the palm of the hand anteriorly
    SUPINATION
  16. Movement of the mandible or pectoral girdle forward on a plane parallel with the ground
    PROTRACTION
  17. Movement of the protracted part of the body backward on a plane parallel to the ground
    RETRACTION

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