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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 adduction

Anatomical Terms of Movement:

The human body has almost 650 skeletal muscles which contract to produce movement. Due to the range of motion allowed by our various joints, movement can occur in many different ways and thus it is described using the anatomical terms of movement.

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

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