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Circumduction is a sequence of movements in which the end of an appendage remains relatively...

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Circumduction is a sequence of movements in which the _____ end of an appendage remains relatively stationary while the _____ end makes a circular motion. The resulting movement is cone-shaped.

Anatomical Terms of Direction:

In human anatomy there are a group of words known as the anatomical terms of direction which describe the movements and locations of different body parts. This common language describes these terms in pairs of words that have opposite meanings like lateral/medial, flexion/extension and adduction/abduction.

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Circumduction is a sequence of movements in which the proximal end of an appendage remains relatively stationary while the distal end makes a circular...

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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Limbs, Hands & Feet

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Anatomical directional terminology concerns the location of appendages on the human body. Learn about anatomical directional terminology used for the limbs, hands, and feet, and explore the differences between palmar, dorsal, and plantar aspects, and the definition of proximal and distal points.


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