Definition of dorsiflex in English:



[with object]Physiology
  • Bend (something, typically the hand or foot) dorsally or towards its upper surface.

    ‘the subject dorsiflexed the ankle’
    • ‘The patient then dorsiflexes the foot 10 times according to a standard protocol and then rests for 45 seconds.’
    • ‘The equinus is corrected by dorsiflexing the fully abducted foot.’
    • ‘On the other hand, eversion of an axially loaded and dorsiflexed ankle may be a far more prevalent injury mechanism in snowboarding compared with other activities.’
    • ‘These tendons can be accentuated by dorsiflexing the ankle and the great toe against resistance.’
    • ‘As a result of the pit's size, the woman's neck was strongly dorsiflexed, and the hands and feet were crowded against the pit wall.’