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anatomy, Flexion is movement whereby bones or other objects are brought closer together. For example, flexion of the arm involves the forearm being brought closer to the arm. Note that flexion occurs only along the sagittal plane, i.e. from the forward to backward direction, and not side-to-side direction, which would be called abduction. Flexion thereby decreses the angle between the bones of the limb at a joint Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the EncyclopÃ©die. ...
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// The Human Forearm The forearm is the structure on the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. ...
In anatomy, an arm is one of the upper limbs of a two-legged animal. ...
The sagittal plane of the human body is an imaginary slice made from the top of the head down, cutting the body into two more or less mirror-image halves. ...
// Introduction The movement of body structures is accomplished by the contraction of muscles. ...
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Flexion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (104 words)
In anatomy, Flexion is movement whereby bones or other objects are brought closer together.
For example, flexion of the arm involves the forearm being brought closer to the arm.
Flexion thereby decreses the angle between the bones of the limb at a joint
U of MI/Muscles in Action (1130 words)
The actions of the ankle are plantar flexion and dorsiflexion; those of the foot are version and inversion.
The analogous action to wrist flexion is one that would tip the sole of the foot downward, increasing the angle between foot and leg.
The action similar to extension at the wrist would be a tipping of the upper surface (dorsum) of the foot toward the anterior surface of the leg.
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