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backward flexion or bending, as of the hand or foot.
Upward movement (extension) of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers.
dorsiflexion/dor·si·flex·ion/ (dor″sĭ-flek´shun) flexion or bending toward the extensor aspect of a limb, as of the hand or foot.
upward or backward flexion of a part of the body. See also dorsiflexor. dorsiflex, v.
Turning upward of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers.
dorsiflexionA bending backwards of any part.
dorsiflexionmovement at the ankle joint that points the foot up towards the leg, or movement of the toes that lifts them away from the sole of the foot (compare plantarflexion).
dorsiflexionsagittal-plane motion at foot joints (ankle, metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints) during which plantar tissues move away from support surface, and the dorsum of foot approaches anterior aspect of lower leg
backward flexion or bending, as of the neck.