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Anatomical Movements

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Question Answer
FlexionBending movement, usually along the sagittal plane, decreases the angle of joint and brings articulating bones closer together
ExtensionReverse of flexion, occurs at same joints. Increases angle of articulating bones.
Abduction(moving away) moving limb away from midline of body.
Adduction (moving toward) movement of linb towards midline
Rotationturning limb around its own axis
Circumductionmovement of limb like a cone
Pronationturn forwards, forearm rotates medially
Supination turn backwards anatomical position
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