Abduction (kinesiology)

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Anatomical planes in a human

Abduction, in functional anatomy, is a movement which draws a limb away from the median (Sagittal) plane of the body. It is thus opposed to adduction.

Muscles of abduction

Upper limb

the coming together of two bones attached by a joint laterally

Lower limb



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ca:Abducció (anatomia) de:Abduktion (Physiologie) nl:Abductie