Kinesiology is the scientific study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans.  The word kinesiology is derived the Greek "kinesis" (motion) + the suffix -ology or -logy from the greek "logos" or "logia"(meaning a field of study). The American Kinesiology Association represents the academic field of kinesiology.
|It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Anatomical terms of motion. (Discuss)|
Below is a (slightly simplified) table of the motions available at the different joints of the body:
|Types||fibrous: Gomphosis - Suture - Syndesmosis Synarthrosis - Amphiarthrosis - Diarthrosis|
|Terminology||Kinesiology - Anatomical terms of motion - Agonist/Antagonist|
|Motions||general: Flexion/Extension - Adduction/Abduction - Internal rotation/External rotation - Elevation/Depression Plantarflexion/Dorsiflexion - Eversion/Inversion|
|Components||Articular capsule (Synovial membrane, Fibrous membrane) - Synovial fluid - Bursa - Articular disk|
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