mrs pucket health science

Term Definition
Excitability ability to respond to a stimulus
Extensibility ability to be stretched
contract ability to become short and thick
elasticity ability to return to its original shape
flexion decreasing the angle between two bones
circumduction swinging the arm around in a circle
ADDuction moving a body part toward the midline
Flexion bending the lower arm up toward the upper arm
ABDuction moving the arm away from the side of the body
Extension straightening the lower leg away from the upper leg, increasing the angle between two bones
Rotation turning a body part on its own axis
ABDuction moving the leg in toward the body
Rotation turning the head from side to side

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