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Types of movement permitted by diarthrodial joints

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flexion
bending that reduces the angle of a joint
extension
straightening or stretching that increases the angle of a joint
abduction
movement away from the midline
adduction
movement toward the midline
pronation
palm down
supination
palm up
eversion
sole of foot away from midline
plantar flexion
standing on toes
dorsiflexion
standing on heels
inversion
sole of foot inward
rotation
rolling to the side
circumduction
moving the limb in a circular motion
protraction
thrusting body part forward
retraction
pulling body part back
elevation
raising a part of the body
depression
lowering a part of the body
opposition
placing a part of the body opposite another

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