How Muscular Contraction Causes Articulation: Definition & Types


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Which of the following terms is used to describe any movement at a joint?

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1. Consider a person doing sit ups in P.E. class. What articulation occurs at the hip as the person moves upward?

2. Consider a person doing jumping jacks in P.E. class. What articulation is performed by the legs as the person draws them together?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand articulation with this quiz and worksheet. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of different types of articulation such as flexion and adduction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Any movement of a joint
  • Articulation at hip when a person moves upwards
  • Articulation with the legs as a person draws them together
  • Articulation when a person grabs an object
  • Articulation when a person nods his/her head

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on muscular contraction and articulation
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as articulation, opposition and adduction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding flexion

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to the articulation of muscles, read through the brief lesson called How Muscular Contraction Causes Articulation: Definition & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the difference between anatomical position and articulation
  • Distinguish between origin and insertion
  • Learn about extension and hyperextension
  • Understand rotational articulation and how these movements involve circular motion
  • Examine the special types of articulation that don't fit into a category