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flexion

 [flek´shun]
1. the act of bending or the condition of being bent.
2. in obstetrics, the normal bending forward of the head of the fetus in the uterus or birth canal so that the chin rests on the chest, thereby presenting the smallest diameter of the vertex.
plantar flexion bending of the toes or foot downwards toward the sole.

flex·ion

(flek'shŭn), [TA] Avoid the misspelling flection.
1. The act of flexing or bending, for example, bending of a joint to approximate the parts it connects; bending of the spine so that the concavity of the curve looks forward.
2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

flexion

(flĕk′shən)
n.
1. also flection Anatomy
a. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
b. The resulting condition of being bent.
2. A part that is bent.

flex·ion

(flek'shŭn)
1. The act of flexing or bending, e.g., bending of a joint so as to approximate the parts it connects; bending of the spine.
2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
See: open-packed position (2)
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

flexion

1. The act of bending of a joint or other part or the state of being bent.
2. Pertaining to a bent part as in flexion deformity.

flex·ion

(flek'shŭn)
1. The act of flexing or bending.
2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
Synonym(s): open-packed position (2) .
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]
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The respective ROM for the right extremity was as follows: elbow flexion, 120[degrees]; elbow extension, -35[degrees]; forearm pronation, 90[degrees]; and forearm supination, 70[degrees].
However, because strength and endurance of the muscle can decrease by about 25%, physical laborers and high-demand athletes may notice a degree of residual weakness with supination and elbow flexion. (11,12)
We also found that patients with PD in the OFF state mainly relied on sensory inputs from a single joint during haptic exploration, as there was a larger correlation coefficient for the relationship between elbow flexion and curvature than between shoulder flexion and curvature.
SBP = systolic blood pressure; DBP = diastolic blood pressure; N[O.sub.2] = nitrite concentration; MDA = malondialdehyde; GSH = glutathione; TAC = total antioxidant capacity; EFT = elbow flexion test; SS = sit and stand up; 6 min WT = six-minute walk test.
Figure 5 shows an example of the graphical visualization for the dominant arm at the 90_0 position (90[degrees] elbow flexion and 0[degrees] supination).
Even in just the arm structure, muscles hold and transmit signals for distinct and independent movements of fingers, for making fist, for supination and pronation, for elbow flexion extension.
Clinically, in a musculocutaneous nerve injury that occurred more than 2 years previously or one in which the musculocutaneous nerve is repaired after one year, no functional recovery is noted, the biceps brachii and brachialis muscles are atrophied, and elbow flexion reconstruction is required as the brachioradialis muscle cannot compensate fully for elbow flexion.
(1) Participants were assessed on their maximum muscular strength at the beginning of the study, prior to supplementation and following 3 sets of 15 repetitions of the elbow flexion exercise.
(20), it was demonstrated that elbow flexion over 130 degrees increased intraneural pressure with traction mechanism.
Compression, traction, and subluxation/ dislocation of the ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel during prolonged elbow flexion or repetitive elbow flexion and extension are associated with the pathomechanics of UNEE.
Low-load, prolonged stretch in treatment of elbow flexion contractures secondary to head trauma: a case report.
(86) who compared 3 sets of knee extension and 1 set of elbow flexion (3K-1E) to 1 set of knee extension and 3 sets of elbow flexion (1K-3E).