Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Flexion and extension/adduction and abduction

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Compare and contrast the paired movements of flexion and extension with adduction and abduction.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 7:00 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/biology/human-anatomy-and-physiology/flexion-extension-adduction-abduction-104808

    Solution Preview

    The terms "flexion" and "extension" (along with the additional term, hyperextension) refer to movements that change the angle of a joint along the axis of the bone. So, if you are holding your arm out straight, the angle of the elbow is 180 degrees. If you bend your arm at the elbow, you are decreasing the angle of the joint, which ...

    Solution Summary

    The paired movements of flexion and extension with adduction and abduction are compared and contrasted.

    $2.19