adduction definition

  • noun:
    • The act of adducing or taking ahead.
    • The action wherein the areas of the body tend to be drawn towards its axis; -- in opposition to abduction.
    • The act of adducing or taking ahead.
    • The activity through which the body parts tend to be attracted towards its axis]; -- against abduction.
    • The act of adducing or bringing forward one thing as research in support of a contention or an argument.
    • In physiology, the activity associated with the adductor or adducent muscle tissue.
    • In surgery, the adducent action of a surgeon upon a limb or other member of the human body; the positioning of part which is the outcome of such activity: the contrary of abduction.
    • (physiology) going of a body part toward the central axis associated with human body

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