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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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To test this hypothesis, we examined particle penetration in skin samples that were subjected to repeated 45[degrees] flexure, 20 flexures per minute, and control tissues taken from the same skin sample as the experimental tissues but not flexed. Penetration of fluorospheres into the skin was evaluated in 20-[micro]m-thick cross sections by laser scanning confocal microscopy.
Among the six subjects, RPs began about half a second before a muscle flexed, while conscious awareness of the intention to move was reported about three-tenths of a second later.
Even a minimal shift by the flex in the molded assembly can result in extreme tension compression forces when the assembly is flexed.