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Definition of the noun adduction

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noun - plural: adductions

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

Alternative definition of the noun adduction


  1. The act of adducing or bringing forward.
  2. [physiology] The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis; -- opposed to abduction.

Specialised definition of the noun adduction

Glossary of sports

a pulling toward the midline of the body or the return movement from adduction. (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

movement of a limb towards the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Adduction: L'adduction, est un mouvement qui rapproche un membre - le bras ou la jambe - du plan médian du corps. Il s'oppose à l'abduction. Ce terme est également utilisé quand on parle du fonctionnement des muscles en anatomie ou en musculation.

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Google previewYear Book of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2013, (2013)

by Raj Sindwani

dArytenoid adduction is a very effective procedure for medializing the posterior part of the vocal fold in vocal fold paralysis. Major drawback of the method is the technically sometimes-difficult access to the arytenoid ...

Google previewBiomarkers and Occupational Health: (1995)

Progress and Perspectives by A Joseph Henry Press book

Also, adduction is a step toward mutation but is not mutation per se, because many adducts are repaired without ever causing mutation. Thus, adduction is an indicator of mutagen exposure, whereas the chromosomal and gene-mutational ...

Google previewBrunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology (2011)

by Peggy A Houglum, Dolores B Bertoti

Abduction is a position or motion of a segment away from the midline, and adduction is a position or motion toward the...

Google previewBiomechanical Basis of Human Movement (2006)

by Joseph Hamill, Kathleen M. Knutzen

Adduction is the return movement of the segment back toward the midline of the body or segment; bringing the arms ...

Google previewMosby's Massage Therapy Review (2014)

by Sandy Fritz

Adduction: Movement of the appendicular body part toward the midline; adduction is a frontal plane movement. • Right lateral flexion: Movement of the axial body part to the right; right lateral flexion is a frontal plane movement. • Left lateral ...

Google previewMuscles (2007)

The Muscular System by Gillian Houghton

Adduction is the movement Of the bone bCCK iOWCrd the body's Center. When you furn your hedd, the movement is COlled TOfCfiOn.

Google previewWorkbook for Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals (2014)

by Lorrie L. Kelley, Connie Petersen

Adduction is the primary action of the medial thigh muscles. These muscles include the gracilis, pectineus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, and adductor magnus. 3. Semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris are ...

Google previewEvidence-Based Sports Medicine (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Adduction: Adduction is a movement which brings a part of the anatomy closer to the middle sagittal plane ofthebody.It is opposed toabduction. Muscles ofadductionUpper limb•of arm atshoulder (lowering arm) •Subscapularis•Teres ...

Google previewA Systematic Approach to Strabismus (2009)

by Virginia C. Karlsson

ADDuction is the tertiary action of the SR. Inferior Rectus Like the SR, the IR originates at the annulus of Zinn and travels downward, then forward beneath the globe, and inserts relatively temporal to its origin, 6.5 mm behind the limbus (see .

Google previewClinical Examination (2013)

A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis by Nicholas J Talley, Simon O’Connor

Adduction is the opposite. The leg is carried immediately in front of the other limb and this is normally possible to 45°. Ask the patient to roll over onto the stomach. Extension is then tested by placing one hand over the sacroiliac joint while the ...

Google previewSolutions for Singers (2004)

Tools for Performers and Teachers by Richard Miller

Adduction is the drawing toward a median axis, as in glottal closure. During heavyduty activities such as lifting or pulling, and in normal pitchbased phonation , the vocal folds are adducted. For the voice of singing, both heavy and slack glottal ...

Google previewA Comparison of Three Training Methods on the Acquisition and Retention of Automotive Product Knowledge (2008)

Lastly, adduction is the acquisition of a new skill when its component skills have been trained to mastery. The RESAA acronym has generated a long-term research agenda to investigate these critical learning outcomes. The current study ...

Google previewStructure & Function of the Body (2013)

by Gary A. Thibodeau, Kevin T. Patton

Adduction means moving a part toward the midline, ...

Google previewGrabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps (2009)

Upper Extremities by Berish Strauch, Luis O. Vasconez, M.d., Elizabeth J. Hall-Findlay, Bernard T. Lee

A: Adduction contracture of the thumb (X). B: Oblique view, demonstrating the triangular flap based proximally on the dorsoradial aspect of the index finger. C. Volar aspect, demonstrating the thenar and index finger incision. (From Spinner, ref.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Health (2004)

by Peter Brukner, Karim Khan, John Kron

Adduction A movement of a joint in a direction pointing towards the midline of the body. For example, from a starting position above the head, bringing both arms downwards past the ears to the side of the body ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

Adduction is the return movement from abduction, towards the middle of the body or, for the fingers, towards the middle finger. Ulnar flexion, or ulnar deviation, denotes the movement of the middle finger towards the middle of the body and can ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

adduction Movement of a body segment closer to the midline of the body; or movement of the fingers or toes towards each other after being spread apart. adduction adductor brevis One of three adductor muscles in the thigh.

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1889)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

Subsequently the abduction disappears, and adduction takes its place. The cause of this change is quite occult ; at present ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

The shoulder's central motions are flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, and external rotation, all of which will be described below. Shoulder Flexion Shoulder flexion is movement of the shoulder in a forward motion.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye, Four-Volume Set (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

It is characterized most commonly by limited or absent abduction and full adduction marked by retraction of the globe and narrowing of the palpebral fissure. This ocular motility pattern is called DRS type 1 and is generally sporadic, unilateral, ...

Google previewPhysiological Optics, Being an Essay Contributed to the American Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology (1918)

by Charles Sheard

The positive relative convergence, or the adduction, can be found by turning the apices of the prisms inward or bases out ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

adduction Adam's Apple devices that improve the ability of disabled people to function. ADD abbreviation. attention deficit disorder. addict /ăd'ikt/ a person addicted to a specific substance or practice. addiction /o dik'shon/ physical and ...

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

adduction stress test The largest anterior radiculospinal artery in the thoracic region. It is the largest blood vessel feeding the lumbar spinal cord and the inferior thoracic spinal cords. Located on the left at the level of T9 to T11 in 80% of people.

Google previewThe MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (2004)

by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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