abductor

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abductor

[ab′dək·tər]
(physiology)
Any muscle that draws a part of the body or an extremity away from the body axis.
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There is a discussion if this circumstance could compromise the function of the abductor muscles and cause limping.
The idea is that during level walking the hip abductor muscles of the stance leg contract to control the slight lowering of the contralateral pelvis.
In another study, runners with iliotibial band syndrome were found to have weaker hip abductor muscles on the injured side compared to their uninjured side.