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Flexion
bending to decrease the angle between two adjoining bones
Extension
straightening so as to increase the angel between two adjoining joints
Hyperextension
increase the angle between two adjoining joints more than 180 degrees
Abduction
moving away from the midline
Adduction
moving toward the midline
Rotation
turning form side to side as in an arch
External Rotation
turning outward, away form the midline of the body
Internal rotation
turning inward, toward the midline of the body
Circumduction
forming a circle
Pronation
turning downward
Supination
turning upward
Plantar Flexion
bending toward the sole of the foot
Dorsiflexion
bending the foot toward the dorsum or anterior side
inversion
turnin the sole of the foot toward the midline
Eversion
turning the sole of the foot away from the midline