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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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Nor does this --its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
Flexion selected the Patheon custom manufacturing solution to meet the anticipated demand for this treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain.
United States-based Flexion Therapeutics has signed a definitive agreement with GeneQuine Biotherapeutics GmbH, a company that develops therapies for osteoarthritis, it was reported yesterday.
The test is considered positive if the patient accuses pain between 70 and 120[degrees], the Hawkins test--is considered positive if the patient accuses pain caused by the conflict between the tendon of the supraspinous muscle and the coracoid acromial ligament, and it consists of placing the side examiner on the patient, of shoulder blade immobilization, of positioning the arm under investigation in abduction, flexion at 90[degrees] and internal rotation, and then of the performance of the horizontal flexion simultaneously with rotation emphasis, the Jobe test--is performed with the patient's arm positioned at 90[degrees] abduction in scapular plan, internal rotation (the thumb is oriented towards the floor).
Davis Polk advised the representative of the initial purchasers in a Rule 144A offering by Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.
It is also known as obligatory dislocation of patella, as the patella dislocates completely with each flexion of the knee and the patient has no control over it.
Valgus deformity can exist during knee flexion besides extension, which could lead to patellofemoral joint instability and soft tissue imbalance in the flexion gap, and thus complicate the surgical procedures.
To quantify the dance influence on the lower limbs the following parameters were calculated: right and left legs stride, stance and swing time's, knee maximum extension around heel strike, knee angle at double knee action, knee maximum flexion around mid-stance, knee maximum flexion at swing phase, hip joint maximum flexion and extension.
The major motions of this joint are described as dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
Furthermore, the front-on body orientation requires a greater extension of the pass side elbow, while the side-on body orientation requires the stance elbow flexion to be larger to achieve accurate passes.
2, 3) found that single-leg landing in diagonal and lateral directions showed higher peak knee valgus and less knee flexion angle at initial contact than the forward direction.
5) The degree of knee flexion is another important determinant of the length of the femoral tunnel and its distance from the critical structures on the lateral aspect of the knee.