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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

  • of hand at wrist[3]
    • Flexor carpi radialis
    • Extensor carpi radialis longus
    • Extensor carpi radialis brevis
    • Abductor pollicis longus
    • Extensor pollicis longus
    • Extensor pollicis brevis
  • of finger[4]
    • Abductor digiti minimi
    • Dorsal interossei of the hand
  • of thumb[5]
    • Abductor pollicis longus
    • Abductor pollicis brevis

Lower limb

  • of femur at hip[6]
    • Gluteus medius
    • Gluteus minimus
  • of toe[7]
    • Abductor hallucis
    • Abductor digiti minimi
    • Dorsal interossei of the foot

Other

References

External links

nl:Abductie
fr:Abduction (terme médical)
es:Abducción (anatomía)|Abducción
de:Abduktion (Physiologie)
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