dorsiflex

(redirected from dorsiflexes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

dorsiflex

verb To bend dorsally/upward; towards the head.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

dorsiflex

verb To bend toward the head
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The ankle in the contralateral limb actively plantarflexes at the bottom of the pedal stroke and dorsiflexes at the top, giving a total ROM of ~20[degrees] [25].
When you walk in a relatively flat shoe, your foot flexes up (dorsiflexes) when your heel hits the ground and then flexes down (plantarflexes) as you toe off.
Isometric straight leg exercise: The patient lies supine, slowly contracts the thigh muscles and dorsiflexes the foot, then lifts the foot up 10 cm from the surface holding this position for 5 seconds.