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abduction

 [ab-duk´shun]
the act of abducting; the state of being abducted.

ab·duc·tion

(ab-dŭk'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with adduction. In lecturing and dictation some physicians pronounce the word "A B duction" to avoid ambiguity.
1. Movement of a body part away from the median plane (of the body, in the case of limbs; of the hand or foot, in the case of digits).
2. Monocular rotation (duction) of the eye toward the temple.
3. A position resulting from such movement. Compare: adduction.
Synonym(s): abductio [TA]
[L. abductio]

abduction

/ab·duc·tion/ (ab-duk´shun) the act of abducting; the state of being abducted.
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Abduction of the fingers.

abduction

Etymology: L, abducere, to take away
movement of a limb away from the midline or axis of the body. abduct, v. Compare adduction.

Abduction

Movement of an extremity on a transverse plane away from the axis or midline, where the axis lies on the frontal and sagittal planes.

abduction

Neurology Movement of an extremity on a transverse plane away from the axis or midline. Cf Adduction.

ab·duc·tion

(ab-dŭk'shŭn)
1. Movement of a body part away from the median plane (of the body, in the case of limbs; of the hand or foot, in the case of digits).
2. Monocular rotation (duction) of the eye toward the temple.
3. A position resulting from such movement.
Compare: adduction
[L. abductio]

abduction

A movement outwards from the mid-line of the body or from the central axis of a limb. The opposite, inward, movement is called ADDUCTION.
Figure 1: The sites of the main nerve centres and descending pathways in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary movement, represented in diagrammatic sections.

abduction

movement sideways of the arm at the shoulder, of the leg at the hip, of a finger, thumb or toe away from the middle of the hand or foot; abductor a muscle with this action; opposite of adduction. Figure 1.

abduct

; abduction movement away from the median line or sagittal plane

abduction (ab·dukˑ·shn),

n joint movement away from the body along the horizontal plane.
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Abduction.

abduction 

Outward rotation of an eye, that is away from the midline. See duction; Duane's syndrome.

ab·duc·tion

(ab-dŭk'shŭn) Do not confuse this word with adduction.
1. Movement of a body part away from the median plane.
2. Monocular rotation (duction) of the eye toward the temple.
3. A position resulting from such movement.
[L. abductio]

abduction (abduk´shən),

n the process of abducting; opposite of adduction.

abduction

the act of abducting; the state of being abducted. For a digit, the drawing away from the axis of the limb.
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Supt Bacon added: "A proportion of these cases involve parental abductions and other cases where the victims and offenders are known to each other, rather than youngsters being 'snatched' off the streets by strangers.
The number of child abductions across England and Wales increased 11 per cent to 569 in the 12 months to April, the first rise in nine years.
It's natural to conduct a thorough investigation if there's even the slightest possibility" of a connection to North Korea's abductions, Ota said at a news conference.
Prime Minister Abe showed the resolve to move forward, even by a step or two, the abduction issue on his own when he formed the Cabinet," Amari said when asked about the purpose of Iijima's visit, adding he hoped the meaning of the trip would be inferred as government ministers are not supposed to comment on it.
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In Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told a press conference that Japan believes the abduction issue should be discussed between the two sides and that it welcomes the agreement with North Korea to hold higher-level talks.
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He urged all countries to sign up to The Hague Convention, which protects children from abduction.
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