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is a movement which brings a part of the anatomy closer to the middle sagittal plane of the body. It is opposed to abduction
Abduction, in functional anatomy, is a movement which draws a limb away from the median plane of the body. It is thus opposed to adduction.-Upper limb:* of arm at shoulder ** Supraspinatus** Deltoid* of hand at wrist...
- of arm
In human anatomy, the arm is the part of the upper limb between the shoulder and the elbow joints. In other animals, the term arm can also be used for analogous structures, such as one of the paired forelimbs of a four-legged animal or the arms of cephalopods...
The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle , the scapula , and the humerus as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The articulations between the bones of the shoulder make up the shoulder joints. The major joint of the shoulder is the glenohumeral joint, which...
- Teres major
- Pectoralis major
- Triceps brachii (caput longum)
- Latissimus dorsi
- of hand
A hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered extremity located at the end of an arm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs...
In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as 1) the carpus or carpal bones, the complex of eight bones forming the proximal skeletal segment of the hand;...
- Flexor carpi ulnaris
- Extensor carpi ulnaris
- of finger
A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates....
- of thumb
The thumb is the first digit of the hand. When a person is standing in the medical anatomical position , the thumb is the lateral-most digit...
- of thigh
In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and the knee. Anatomically, it is part of the lower limb.The single bone in the thigh is called the femur...
- medial compartment of thigh
The medial fascial compartment of thigh contains the hip adductors.The obturator nerve is the primary nerve supplying this compartment.The muscles in the compartment are:* gracilis* adductors** adductor longus** adductor brevis** adductor magnus...
/adductor muscles of the hip
In human anatomy, the adductor muscles of the hip is a group of muscles of the thigh.-Muscles:The adductor group is made up of:*Adductor brevis*Adductor longus*Adductor magnus*Adductor minimus This is often considered to be a part of adductor magnus....
- Adductor longus
- Adductor brevis
- Adductor magnus
The gracilis is the most superficial muscle on the medial side of the thigh. It is thin and flattened, broad above, narrow and tapering below.-Origin and insertion:...
- of toes (S2-S3)
- Adductor hallucis
- Plantar interossei
- vocal folds
The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the larynx...
- Lateral cricoarytenoid muscle
The lateral cricoarytenoid muscles extend from the lateral cricoid cartilage to the ipsilateral arytenoid cartilage. By rotating the arytenoid cartilages medially, these muscles adduct the vocal cords and thereby close the rima glottidis, protecting the airway...
- Superior rectus muscle
The superior rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of the extraocular muscles. It is innervated by the superior division of the oculomotor nerve...
- Inferior rectus muscle
The inferior rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit.-Actions:It depresses, adducts, and helps extort the eye.The inferior rectus muscle is the only muscle that is capable of depressing the pupil when it is in a fully abducted position....
- Medial rectus muscle
The medial rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit.As with most of the muscles of the orbit, it is innervated by the inferior division of the oculomotor nerve ....