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extension

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noun ex·ten·sion \ik-ˈsten-chən\

Medical Definition of extension

  1. 1:  the stretching of a fractured or dislocated limb so as to restore it to its natural position

  2. 2:  an unbending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that increases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint—compare flexion 1





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