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BodyPlanes
Anatomical planes in a human
Dr Joe KiffAdded by Dr Joe Kiff

Adduction is a movement which brings a limb - arm or leg - closer to the body in the sagittal plane. It is opposed to abduction.

This term is also used when one speaks about the operation of the muscle in anatomy or musculature.

Muscles of adductionEdit

Upper limbEdit

Lower limbEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Shoulder.html#anchor104396
  2. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Wrist.html#anchor262520
  3. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Fingers.html#anchor782163
  4. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Thumb.html#anchor207366
  5. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Hip.html#anchor846250
  6. http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Toes.html#anchor233122

External linksEdit

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fr:Adduction
nl:Adductie
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