Reduction[rē-dŭk′shŭn]

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Definitions
1. The restoration, by surgical or manipulative procedures, of a part to its normal anatomic relation.
2. In chemistry, a reaction involving a gain of one or more electrons by a substance, such as when iron passes from the ferric (3+) to the ferrous (2+) state, or when hydrogen is added to the double bond of an organic compound, or when an aldehyde is converted to an alcohol.

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