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(Science: gynaecology) a displacement of the uterus in which the organ is bent so far forward or backward that an acute angle forms between the fundus and the cervix.

Origin: L. Flexio

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synovial joints - please help

... able to bring about, through the action of the named muscles on the named bones of the skeleton. The key terms you must use in your analysis are: Flexion / Extention; Abduction / Adduction; Rotation/circumduction; Dorsiflextion/plantarflexion; supination/pronation" I understand what the synovial ...

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by rickson
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: synovial joints - please help
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Views: 1514

Foetal, Primitive and Postural reflexes

... Moro reflex. Is yes, how the FPR and the Moro reflex can coexist in an older child (say 10 years old?) Others say that the FPR integrates into the flexion reflex. Who is correct? Can someone recommend a good book/articles to study reflexes in-depth?. Many thanks!

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by LeslieK
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Foetal, Primitive and Postural reflexes
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Views: 1664

"force velocity graph"

Hi, I was wandering if anyone can help me on this one? i cannot get my head around the difference between concentric flexion/extension and eccentric flexion / extension. i am doing a practical using a dynamometer and plotting a force velocity graph. ta yann

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by yalsford
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: "force velocity graph"
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Views: 2783

Skin, muscles and joints

Clarence, you seem to know a bit about this, do you know the one about the skull joint? The atlanto-occipital joint is the one responsible for the flexion and extension of the head and slight lateral flexion of the head to either side. The atlanto-axial joint is the one used for the rotation of ...

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by clarence
Fri May 27, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Skin, muscles and joints
Replies: 15
Views: 12403

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