Adduction



Physiology. the action of an muscle.
the act of .
Historical Examples

Dislocation is a rare complication of hip disease, and is most likely to occur during the stage of adduction with inversion.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

Had the adduction of his mind compelled hers to his bidding, or had she but spoken from herself?
Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham

Reduction is effected by adduction or abduction of the foot.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

Flexion, inversion, and adduction of the thighs also occurred.
Tics and Their Treatment Henry Meigne

They may be the result either of forcible abduction or eversion of the foot, or of inversion or adduction.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

There are three sorts of adduction, three sorts of abduction, and three sorts of normal direction.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

The attitude is one of adduction, inversion, flexion, and apparent or real shortening of the limb (Fig. 114).
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

They are: flexion and extension, abduction and adduction, the two latter being much more limited than the former.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

Thus, adduction of both vocal cords is excited from the cortex of either hemisphere.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4 Various

As for the lateral movements—viz., abduction and adduction—they are less extensive than the preceding movements.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

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