Definition of Adduction

1. Noun. (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body.

Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Category relationships: Physiology
Derivative terms: Adduct

Definition of Adduction

1. n. The act of adducing or bringing forward.

Definition of Adduction

1. Noun. The act of adducing or bringing forward. ¹

2. Noun. (physiology) The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis; -- opposed to abduction. ¹

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Definition of Adduction

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Medical Definition of Adduction

1. Movement of the limbs toward the medial plane of the body or toward the axial line of the limb. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adduction

adduction (current term)
adductor canal
adductor hallucis
adductor hiatus
adductor minimus muscle
adductor muscle
adductor muscle of great toe

Literary usage of Adduction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"The bulbar mechanism for abduction is placed higher up than that for adduction, and stimulation of either side produces in both cases bilateral movements. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1890)
"Abduction 3"; adduction 19".; esophoria 3°. Under cocaine I divided the right ... Esophoria 4"; abduction 3°; adduction 22°. The left eye was now placed ..."

3. Lectures on appendicitis and notes on other subjects by Robert Tuttle Morris (1899)
"POTT'S FRACTURE, AND THE FRACTURE OF THE FIBULA WHICH FOLLOWS adduction OF THE FOOT. THE following experiments were made for verification of theories which ..."

4. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"Failure of abduction and adduction of fingers suggests a lesion of the ... Loss of thigh adduction indicates paralysis of the adductors (obturator nerve, ..."

5. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"Volar flexion of the right hand is weaker, dorsiflexion cannot be performed, abduction is weak and adduction is limited in extent. ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"under discussion, it is my main purpose to call attention to the necessity for maintained adduction as a retention dressing in the true Pott's fracture, ..."

7. Refraction and muscular imbalance, as simplified through the use of the ski by Daniel Woolf (1921)
"adduction adduction, or relative convergence, is the power of the ... To test adduction of the patient's right eye, the rotary prism should be placed in ..."

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