What is abduction?

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What is abduction?

Movements of the Body:

There are several different ways to describe movements of the body. For example, adduction refers to moving a part of the body towards the midline of the body, such as when a person has their arms extended straight out to their sides and then they lower their arms down to their sides.

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Abduction refers to moving a part of the body away from the midline of the body. For example, lifting the arms out to the sides would be considered...

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