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Can you name the anatomical movement terms?

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DefinitionTermAnatomical Plane
Extension when the joint's angle exceeds its angle from the anatomical position.Sagittal
Motion that rotates a joint away from the midline of the body.Transverse
Motion of a joint which increases the joint's angle from its anatomical position. Movement away from the midline.Frontal
Flexion that exceeds the normal range of motion.Sagittal
Motion of a joint which reduces the joint's angle from its anatomical position.Sagittal
Motion that rotates the palm of the hand away from the anatomical position.Transverse
Flexion of the ankle joint (toes move superiorly from the anatomical position).Sagittal
Medial movement of the plantar surface of the foot.Frontal
DefinitionTermAnatomical Plane
Motion of a joint which decreases the joint's angle from its anatomical position. Movement toward the midline.Frontal
Motion that rotates the palm of the hand toward the anatomical position.Transverse
Extension of the ankle joint (toes move inferiorly from the anatomical position).Sagittal
Motion of a joint which increases the joint's angle from its anatomical position.Sagittal
Motion that rotates a joint toward the midline of the body.Transverse
Lateral movement of the plantar surface of the foot.Frontal
A combination of movement from all three anatomical planes.Triaxial

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