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Protraction is the anatomical term of motion for anterior movement of the arms at the shoulders.

It is the opposite of retraction.

The major muscles involved include: [1][2]

Protraction is the movement of an anatomical part of the body forward (anteriorly). This can include the shoulders, jaw, pelvis, etc.


  1. ^ Anatomy at Dartmouth shoulder/surface/scsurface3
  2. ^ Animation at

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