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traction

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noun trac·tion \ˈtrak-shən\

Medical Definition of traction

  1. 1:  the pulling of or tension established in one body part by another

  2. 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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