anteflexion


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

anteflexion

 [an″te-flek´shun]
1. the bending of an organ so that its top is thrust forward.
2. anterior displacement of a tooth or teeth or of the mandible.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·te·flex·ion

(an'tē-flek'shŭn),
A bending forward; a sharp forward curve or angulation; denoting especially the normal forward bend in the uterus at the junction of corpus and cervix uteri.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

an·te·flex·ion

(an'tē-flek'shŭn)
A bending forward; a sharp forward curve or angulation; denoting especially the normal forward bend in the uterus at the junction of corpus and cervix uteri.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anteflexion

A forward bending of an organ such as the womb. Compare ANTEVERSION.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The most common causes of complications during ETs are cervical stenosis, acute anteflexion, retroflexion of uterus, presence of large uterine or cervical polyp or fibroid.
This device has three degrees of freedom at the shoulder: shoulder plane of elevation (EP, corresponding with clinical terms of shoulder horizontal abduction and/ or adduction), shoulder elevation angle (EA, corresponding with shoulder anteflexion or shoulder abduction), and axial rotation (AR, corresponding with endorotation and/ or exorotation).
Taking video recordings of neck flexion, shoulder elevation, upper extreme abduction, angle of body anteflexion and lateral flexion while the dentist is working, in order to make measurements on the images recorded, should establish the relationship between posture and the presence of LBP and neck pain.
Scapular motion was disregarded because scapular motion was not likely to participate in the anteflexion movement if the angle of elevation remains below 60[degrees].