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Human anatomy planes
Anatomical planes in a human

Adduction is a movement. It brings a part of the anatomy closer to the sagittal plane of the body. It is the opposite of abduction.

Muscles of adduction

Upper limb

  • of arm at shoulder (lowering arm)
    • Subscapularis
    • Teres major
    • Pectoralis major
    • Infraspinatus
    • Triceps brachii (caput longum)
    • Latissimus dorsi
    • Coracobrachialis
  • of hand at wrist
    • Flexor carpi ulnaris
    • Extensor carpi ulnaris
  • of thumb
    • Adductor pollicis

Lower limb

  • of thigh at hip
    • medial compartment of thigh/adductor muscles of the hip
      • Adductor longus
      • Adductor brevis
      • Adductor magnus
      • Pectineus
      • Gracilis
  • of toes (S2-S3)
    • Adductor hallucis
    • Plantar interossei

Other

  • eyeball
    • Superior rectus muscle
    • Inferior rectus muscle
    • Medial rectus muscle

Adduction in Scallops

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.


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