(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.
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).