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that which adducts; see also anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
muscle that causes movement toward the median plane of the body, the axis of the third finger or second toe, or, in the case of the thumb, the plane of the palm.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.
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AdductorAny muscle that pulls toward the midline—medial plane—of the body
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adductorAdductor muscle Anatomy Any muscle that pulls toward the midline–medial plane of the body
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A muscle that draws a part toward the median plane; or, in the case of the digits, toward the normal axis of the middle finger or the second toe.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
- (also called a depressor) a muscle that pulls a structure or limb towards the main part of the body. An example is the adductor mandibulae, which closes the jaws in amphibians.
- a muscle that pulls together two structures such as the two valves of a shell.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005