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induction

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noun in·duc·tion \in-ˈdək-shən\

Medical Definition of induction

  1. 1:  the act of causing or bringing on or about <induction of labor>; specifically :  the establishment of the initial state of anesthesia often with an agent other than that used subsequently to maintain the anesthetic state

  2. 2:  the process by which an electrical conductor becomes electrified when near a charged body, by which a magnetizable body becomes magnetized when in a magnetic field or in the magnetic flux set up by a magnetomotive force, or by which an electromotive force is produced in a circuit by varying the magnetic field linked with the circuit

  3. 3a:  arousal of a part or area (as of the retina) by stimulation of an adjacent part or areab:  the process by which the fate of embryonic cells is determined (as by the action of adjacent cells) and morphogenetic differentiation brought about

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