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Glossary of Anatomy 230 2

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Flexation/Extension
Increasing the angle of the joint/ Moving back to anatomical position
Abduction/Adduction
Moving away from medial line./ Moving back to medial line
Circumduction
Rotating in a circle
Medial rotation/Lateral rotation
Rotating towards medial line/ Rotating away from medial line towards lateral lines
Supination/ Pronation
Turning palm to face upwards/ Moving palm to face downwards
Hyperextension
Moving a muscle beyond anatomical position
Plantarflexation/Dorsiflexation
Moving up on toes of feet/Moving up on heels of feet
Elevation/Depression
Moving muscle upwards/Moving muscle downwards
Inversion/Eversion
Moving plantar region to face inwards/Moving plantar region to face outwards
Protraction/Retraction
Moving the pollux into contact with any other diget/Moving pollux back to anatomical position
Opposition Reposition
Moving vertebra

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