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manuduction

INTERVENTIONAL MEDICINE

An older term for the use of unaided hands to pull or retract during a surgical or obstetric procedure; ~ manual traction

This term got 301 hits on 20.01.2016, most in secondary and non-English language literature. The term is little used in the working medical parlance and should be retired. The plain English alternative, manual traction got 60,200 hits and is more widely understood.

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