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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[edit | edit source]

Upper limb[edit | edit source]

Lower limb[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

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