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Old 02-21-2010, 09:43 PM   #10
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Superior - in relation to body positioning, above
Inferior - in relation to body positioning, below
Anterior(Ventral) - in relation to body positioning, to the front
Posterior (Dorsal) - in relation to body positioning, to the back
Proximal - in relation to body positioning, toward the trunk (closest to)
Distal - in relation to body positioning, away from the trunk (furthest from)
Medial - in relation to body positioning, toward the middle of the body
Lateral - in relation to body positioning, away from the middle point of the body
Bilateral - in relation to body positioning, both sides of the body
Unilateral - in relation to body positioning, one side of the body
Peripheral - in relation to body positioning, toward the extremities
Superficial - in relation to body positioning, toward the outer surface
Deep muscles - in relation to body positioning, towards the inner body

Agonist - muscle performing a particular action.
Antagonists- the muscles that are responsible for moving a joint in its opposite direction in a particular action
Stabilizers - muscles providing stability and balance in order for the main muscle to perform
Fixators - muscles providing stability and balance in order for the main muscle to perform

Flexion - bending of a joint that decreases the angle
Extension - straightening of a joint that increases the angle
Hypoextension - less extension than normal
Hyperextension - extension beyond normal limits
Abduction - relating to body movement, away from the body
Adduction - relating to body movement, toward the body
Pronation - relating to body movement, palm turning down
Supination - relating to body movement, palm turning up
Rotation - relating to body movement, around an axis
Circumduction - relating to body movement, a circular movement
Protraction - relating to body movement, aforward motion, occurs at shoulder joint(abduction)
Retraction - relating to body movement, a backward motion, occurs in the shoulder joint(adduction)
Dorsiflexion - relating to body movement, (ankle) pointing foot up towards body
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