Voluntary functions

Voluntary functions are movements that are performed under a person's conscious control. An example of this type of function is moving the hand to scratch an itch or to pick up a piece of paper.

Last Updated: October 12, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Steven L. Schneider, MD - Family Medicine

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