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 (ə-dŭkt′, ă-dŭkt′)
tr.v. ad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts Physiology
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.

[Back-formation from adductor.]

ad·duc′tion n.
ad·duc′tive adj.


(əˈdʌk ʃən)

1. the action of adducting.
2. the act of adducing.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin]


1. Movement of a limb toward the body’s midline, or of a digit toward a limb’s axis. Adductor muscles are muscles that contract to move part of the body inward.
2. A movement inward toward the center of the body or of a limb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adduction - (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the bodyadduction - (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms


n (form)Anführung f; (of proof)Erbringung f


n. aducción.
1. movimiento hacia la línea media del cuerpo o hacia adentro de un miembro o parte del cuerpo;
2. movimiento hacia un centro común.
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for the hip 15/0/130-1400 for extension and flexion, 30-45/0/20- 30o for abduction and adduction, 30-50/0/30-50o for outer rotation and inner rotation (Wuelker, 2005), and for the knee 10-5/0/120-150o for extension and flexion (Wuelker, 2005).
Ductions and versions were full, with bilateral overaction in adduction and V pattern, which remained unchanged after extensive facial bones surgical procedures.
It is clear that, with this strategy of firm adduction, the second harmonic is strong, but the choice of vowel does not raise its level higher than the levels of either of its neighboring harmonics.
Flexion and adduction only was the next most common position (7 respondents).
Two biomechanical measures that have been associated with knee OA development are the external knee adduction moment (Miyazaki et al.
Also, there was a significant reduction in internal rotation, extension and adduction and an increase in external rotation of the dominant shoulder of racquet players when compared to dominant shoulder of non-racquet players (Table 5).
Measurements were made with the arm in adduction and 90[degrees] of abduction with the patient under sedation or general anaesthesia for the scheduled surgical procedure.
This study aims at evaluating, in a simulated clinical setting, the intra and inter examiner reliability of the measurement carried out with a digital inclinometer of the movements of abduction, internal rotation, external rotation at 90[degrees] of abduction, horizontal adduction (transthoracic) of the glenohumeral.
In parallel, complexes of DAT crosslinked to the PALs were chemically fragmented at methionine residues and analyzed through peptide mapping to identify the sites of adduction for each PAL.
A second research question was whether speed and accuracy conditions would generate different probabilities of adduction from the emergent relations.
Horizontal adduction of the shoulder was verified with each subject sitting in a chair.