Movement Nomenclature

  1. Decreases joint angle
    Flexor
  2. Increases joint angle
    Extensor
  3. Moves bone away from midline
    Abductor
  4. Moves bone closer to midline
    Adductor
  5. Turns palm superiorly or anteriorly
    Supinator
  6. Turns palm inferiorly or posteriorly
    Pronator
  7. Produces superior movement
    Levator
  8. Produces inferior movement
    Depressor
  9. Makes a body part rigid
    Tensor
  10. Decreases size of opening
    Sphincter
  11. Means long
    Longus
  12. Means longest
    Longissimus
  13. Means long and round
    Teres
  14. Means short
    Brevis
  15. Large
    Magnus
  16. Larger
    Major
  17. Largest
    Maximus
  18. Small
    Minor
  19. Smallest
    Minimus
  20. Great
    Vastus
  21. Involves an increase in the angle between articulating bones; usually in the sagittal plane
    Extension
  22. Continuation of extension beyond the anatomical position
    Hyperextension
  23. Involves a decrease in the angle between articulating bones; usually in the sagittal plane
    Flexion
  24. Movement of the torso in the frontal plane
    Lateral flexion
  25. Movement of a bone away from the midline; usually in the frontal plane
    Abduction
  26. Movement of a bone toward the midline; usually in the frontal plane
    Adduction
  27. A combination of flexion abduction extension and adduction in succession in which the distal end of a body part describes a circle
    Circumduction
  28. Movement of a part of the body superiorly
    Elevation
  29. Movement of a part of the body inferiorly
    Depression
  30. Movement of the forearm in which the palm is turning anteriorly or superiorly
    Supination
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Movement Nomenclature
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All of the terms from lab on thursday 2/15/18
Updated