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Which motion is associated with the humerus moving laterally and upward away from the body? A....

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Which motion is associated with the humerus moving laterally and upward away from the body?

A. abduction

B. adduction

C. horizontal abduction

D. horizontal abduction

Anatomical Terms of Movement:

Movement in the human body is created when the muscles contract and pull on the bones. Anatomists use a precise language to describe the types of movements possible called the anatomical terms of movement. This common language allows clear communication regarding the direction of the movement created around the joints.

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The motion associated with the humerus moving laterally and upward away from the body is A) abduction.

Abduction refers to movement away from the...

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