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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

(fleks), In medical contexts, avoid using this word in the colloquial sense of contract (a muscle).
To bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts that it connects.
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

flex

(flĕks)
v.
1. To bend.
2. To contract a muscle.
3. To move a joint so that the parts it connects approach each other.

flex

verb
(1) To bend.
(2) To tighten.

FLEX

Federal licensing exam Graduate education An examination required of physicians before they can practice medicine in the US, which consists of a 3 day multiple-choice assessment of knowlege in 'basic' and 'clinical' sciences

flex

(fleks)
To bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts which it connects.
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

Flex

To bend.
Mentioned in: Fingertip Injuries
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