flexion flexion  /f ˈlɛk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  2. (n) deviation from a straight or normal course
  3. (n) act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Most bones are broken when muscles are in flexion.
  2. At one minute after the stimulus the left forefoot was again lifted gradually until it was held high in flexion.
  3. Because finger nerves are too small for grafting, the transplanted digit has little or no sensation, and there is not much flexion at its joints.

News

  • Flexion Therapeutics Relocates To Burlington

    Flexion Therapeutics, a developer of therapeutics for musculoskeletal disorders, has relocated its corporate headquarters to Burlington.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Banker & Tradesman

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Quotes

  1. "I'm sure anyone who has been in that situation can tell you, when it gets pushed in a direction it doesn't want to go, it can be painful," Bird said. "It doesn't seem like any damage has occurred. I don't have my extension or my flexion, and...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Sue Bird Source: Seattle Times (blog)

  2. "Being able to readily measure the cross-sectional area of the spinal canal accurately and quantify its changes on flexion and extension using FONAR's Dynamic™ Upright® MRI makes available another key dimension important to the surgical analysis...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Raymond Damadian Source: Business Wire (press release)

  3. "The tests carried out on Shabbir's bowling action in England show that flexion of his bowling arm is above the International Cricket Council (ICC) tolerance level of 15 degrees," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director of Operations Saleem Altaf...
    on Jul 14, 2005 By: Saleem Altaf Source: Sify

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