reduction

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(ri-dŭk′shŏn )

[L. reductio, leading back]

1. Restoration to a normal position, as a fractured bone, dislocated joint, or a hernia.
2. In chemistry, a type of reaction in which a substance gains electrons and positive valence is decreased.
SEE: oxidation

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