traction

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

trac·tion

noun \ˈtrak-shən\

Definition of TRACTION

1
: the pulling of or tension established in one body part by another
2
: a pulling force exerted on a skeletal structure (as in a fracture) by means of a special device or apparatus <a traction splint>; also : a state of tension created by such a pulling force <a leg in traction>

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