(Of a muscle) move (a limb or other part of the body) toward the midline of the body or toward another part. The opposite of abduct.
- Then, isometrically contract the pectoral muscle, attempting to adduct the arm.
- Two possible effective responses would have been to flex the knee on the side of the higher foot, or to have adducted one leg and abducted the other.
- Is it the oblique eye muscles or the superior or inferior recti that adduct the eye?
- Example sentences
- Abduction and adduction are best tested with the patient supine and the examiner providing resistance against the medial and lateral side of the knee.
- Any asymmetry in adduction, abduction, flexion, extension, external rotation, and internal rotation should be noted.
- Current prosthetic designs try to reproduce flexion and extension, abduction and adduction, and rotation about the long axis of the femur.
Words that rhyme with adductabduct, conduct, construct, destruct, duct, instruct, misconduct, obstruct
The product of an addition reaction between two compounds.
- Under these irradiation conditions, another major class of oxidative damage occurs, namely the formation of covalent protein-DNA adducts.
- In rat liver, it has been shown that tamoxifen forms covalent DNA adducts, implying a genotoxic mechanism for its carcinogenicity in this tissue.
- Moreover, some photoactivable compounds can also produce bulky adducts.
1940s: from German Addukt (blend of Addition and Produkt).
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