Adduct can mean a chemical addition product or one part
of the same. However, most often adduct means to move
towards the middle of the body or towards the midline of
the limb. An example would be dropping your arms to the
sides or bringing your legs or knees together. Moving a
finger or fingers towards the middle part of the hand or
moving a toe or toes towards the middle part of the foot
would be another example of adduction.

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The term, adduct, is frequently used in physical therapy
and during physician examinations from physicians, when
discussing how well a person can move their limb(s) in a
particular direction.
Adduction of the leg by
moving it inwards.
Adduction of the wrist is known as ulnar deviation. The body contains adductor muscles
which help n the process of adduction. Examples would be the adductor muscles of the
hip, big toe, and thigh. While the term is mostly used in reference to limbs, it can be used
to refer to movements of the eye muscles, jaw muscles, and vocal folds. The word
adducent is related to adduct and means bringing towards or bringing towards the middle.
It also means something that causes an arm or leg to be brought towards the middle of
the body, or that causes the fingers and/or toes to move closer together. Compare
adduct with abduct, which means to move away from the center. Adduct is sometimes
referred to as adduction. Adduct comes from the Latin word "adducere" meaning "to bring
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