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the act of assuming the prone position, or the state of being prone. Applied to the hand, turning the palm backward (posteriorly) or downward, performed by medial rotation of the forearm. Applied to the foot, a combination of eversion and abduction movements taking place in the tarsal and metatarsal joints and resulting in lowering of the medial margin of the foot, hence of the longitudinal arch.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The condition of being prone; the act of assuming or of being placed in a prone position; a specific rotational motion of the forearm that moves the palm into a downfacing position, a specific rotational motion of the foot in which the plantar surface is rotated outward.
Synonym(s): pronatio [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. The condition of being prone; the act of assuming or of being placed in a prone position.
2. Transverse plane motion at the radioulnar joint or transverse tarsal joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
pronationThe act of turning to a face down (prone) position, or of rotating the horizontal forearm so that the palm of the hand faces the ground. The opposite movements are called supination.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
The lowering or descending of the inner edge of the foot by turning the entire foot outwards.
Mentioned in: Heel Spurs
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