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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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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.
The DOF and actuated conditions of the translational-knee lower extremity exoskeleton structure model are designed as follows: the hip joint has DOF on flexion/extension axis and adduction/abduction axis, and different from the DOF on flexion/extension axis that is actuated by hydraulic cylinder the DOF on adduction / abduction axis is in passive state; each leg of the lower extremity exoskeleton is a set of hydraulic cylinder, so the knee joint has a translational DOF; the ankle joint has all the three rotational DOF, and all the three DOF are in passive state.
Aerodynamic and acoustic characteristics of voice before and after adduction arytenopexy and medialization laryngoplasty with GORE-TEX in patients with unilateral vocal fold immobility.
These measurements would have been reported as adduction in Mayfield's, Flandry et al.
Each measured tension in the positive (shoulder flexion, horizontal adduction, and internal rotation) and negative (shoulder flexion, horizontal adduction, and external rotation) positions of the O'Brien test.
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Afferent stimulation from these receptors can induce laryngeal closure, manifested by vocal cord adduction that functions to protect the lungs from aspiration of foreign material.
For every flexion, there is an extension; we balance abduction with adduction, slow movements with fast, small with large.
They use the term adduction to refer to "the production of novel behavior when new combinations of stimulus properties that separately control different classes or properties of behavior engender new combinations of those classes" (Catania, 1998, p.
In particular, it has been hypothesized that excessive anteversion may contribute to excessive adduction and internal rotation of the thigh during dynamic tasks.