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BodyPlanes

Anatomical planes in a human

Abduction, in functional anatomy, is a movement which draws a limb away from the median (Sagittal) plane of the body. It is thus opposed to adduction.

Muscles of abduction

Upper limb

Lower limb

Other

References

  1. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Shoulder.html#anchor105322
  2. Anatomy at Dartmouth shoulder/surface/ghsurface1
  3. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Wrist.html#anchor263084
  4. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Fingers.html#anchor782744
  5. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Thumb.html#anchor207954
  6. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Hip.html#anchor847041
  7. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Toes.html#anchor232714

External links

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es:Abducción (anatomía)|Abducción
de:Abduktion (Physiologie)
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