Body Movements

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Body Movements
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Body Movements for BIOL 223 Lab Quiz
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  1. A movement that decreases the distance between two bones or parts of the body
    Flexion
  2. A movement that increases the angle of a joint or the distance between two bones or parts of the body
    Extension
  3. Extension beyond 180o
    Hyperextension
  4. Movement of a limb away from the midline
    Abduction
  5. Movement of a limb toward the midline
    Adduction
  6. Movement of a bone around its longitudinal axis without lateral or medial displacement
    Rotation
  7. A combination of flexion, extension, abduction and adduction. Occurs in ball and socket joints. In this motion, the proximal end of the limb remains stationary and the distal end moves in a circle, describing the shape of a cone
    Circumduction
  8. Movement of the palm of the hand from an anterior to posterior position
    Pronation
  9. Movement of the palm of the hand from posterior position to an anterior position:
    Supination
  10. Movement of the ankle joint that results in the medial turning of the sole of the foot:
    Inversion
  11. Movement of the ankle joint that results in the lateral turning of the sole of the foot:
    Eversion
  12. Movement of the ankle joint dorsally, as in standing on the heel:
    Dorsiflexion
  13. Movement of the ankle joint downward, as in standing on the toes:
    Plantarflexion

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