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Lateral flexion

from latin: latus - side, flank; flectere - to flex, to bend
German: Lateralflexion

Definition

Lateral flexion describes the active or passive bending movement of a body part in the lateral direction, that is to say sidewards. The lateral flexion concerns mainly torso or neck and can be performed either to the right or to the left side.

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Specialties: Anatomy

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