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flex·ion

 (flĕk′shən)
n.
1. also flec·tion Anatomy
a. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
b. The resulting condition of being bent.
2. A part that is bent.

[Latin flexiō, flexiōn-, a bending, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flexion

(ˈflɛkʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the act of bending a joint or limb
2. (Physiology) the condition of the joint or limb so bent
3. a variant spelling of flection
ˈflexional adj
ˈflexionless adj

flex•ion

(ˈflɛk ʃən)

n.
1.
a. the act of bending a limb.
b. the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
2. a bent part.
[1595–1605; < Latin flexiō action of bending]
flex′ion•al, adj.
flex′ion•less, adj.

flexion

A bending or being bent, as of a joint.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexion - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)flexion - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.flexion - deviation from a straight or normal course
deviation, difference, divergence, departure - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
3.flexion - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
bending - the act of bending something
flex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
dorsiflexion - the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
extension - act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
Translations

flexion

[ˈflekʃən] Nflexión f

flex·ion

n. flexión, acto de flexionar o de ser flexionado.

flexion

n flexión f
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Three test conditions were simulated: upper torso loads up to 400N in upright stance, ii) initiation of flexion (5deg) and extension (3deg) from upright stance, and iii) extended ranges of motion (ROM): flexion (28deg) and extension (10deg) from upright stance.
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For the swing leg (the leg not in contact with the ground), increased hip and knee flexion reduces the moment of inertia of the limb during the recovery phase of the sprint step (Mero et al.
The comparison of the pre- and posttest results revealed the test group exhibited statistically significant changes in flexion, extension, left lateral flexion, right lateral flexion, left rotation, and right rotation.
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For example, epidemiological evidence would suggest there is a higher incidence of low back injury associated with those manual handling occupations where workers adopt extreme trunk flexion (Hoogendoorn et al 2000, Punnett et al 1991).
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