Adduction

motion that pulls a structure or part toward the midline of the body, or towards the midline of a limb

Adduction is a form of movement in animal biology which brings a part of the anatomy closer to the sagittal plane of the body. The opposite of adduction is abduction.

Anatomical planes in a human

Muscles of adductionEdit

Upper limbEdit

Lower limbEdit

OtherEdit

Adduction in ScallopsEdit

Scallops have a central adductor muscle. It lets them open and close their shells. It is quite large and developed compared to other bivalves because they swim a lot.

ReferencesEdit

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