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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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The Copenhagen Adduction (CA), a high-intensity exercise carried out to the hip's outer range of motion [13, 17], can be performed at the end stages of the treatment.
They pointed out that the strong abnormal implicated torque pattern existed in the conjunct movement of shoulder abduction during elbow flexion and shoulder adduction during elbow extension.
Orthoptic measures included were Snellen visual acuity, squint angle at near and distance, adduction and abduction measured with the Kestenbaum limbus test [7], binocular single vision (Harms tangent screen), and stereo vision (Bagolini, Lang, TNO, and Titmus test) [3].
The so-called normal physiological values of healthy persons were taken as hundred percent, e.g., 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.
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.