List of abductors of the human body

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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[edit]

Arm and shoulder[edit]

Hand and wrist[edit]

Lower limb[edit]



See also[edit]

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