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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

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.

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]
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