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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

flex

verb
(1) To bend.
(2) To tighten.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Flex

To bend.
Mentioned in: Fingertip Injuries
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