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List of abductors of the human body

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List of abductors of the human body

Abduction is an anatomical term of motion referring to a movement which draws a limb out to the side, away from the median sagittal plane of the body. It is thus opposed to adduction.


  • Upper limb 1
    • Arm and shoulder 1.1
    • Hand and wrist 1.2
  • Lower limb 2
    • Other 2.1
  • References 3
  • See also 4

Upper limb

Arm and shoulder

Hand and wrist

Lower limb



  1. ^ Shoulder Articulations
  2. ^ shoulder/surface/ghsurface1 at the Dartmouth Medical School's Department of Anatomy
  3. ^ Wrist Articulations
  4. ^ Finger Articulations
  5. ^ Thumb Articulations
  6. ^ Hip Articulations
  7. ^ Foot Articulations

See also

This article uses anatomical terminology; for an overview, see anatomical terminology.
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