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adductor

[ə′dək·tər]
(anatomy)
Any muscle that draws a part of the body toward the median axis.
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Histological analysis and measurements of protein, glycogen and lipid levels and RNA:DNA ratio from gonad-visceral mass, mantle, adductor muscle, and foot of F.
To examine these predictions, ligament resilience, ligament opening force, and the force deployed by the phasic and tonic adductor muscles during escape responses in scallop species with distinct escape responses and shell morphologies were determined (Fig.
The adductor muscle group consists of six different muscles: pectineus, gracilis, obturator externus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus.
These accommodations are thought to be a response to an increase in the adductor muscles, which close the mandibles.
When held that long, most scallops do not survive, though, and since only the scallops' adductor muscle was to be sold, this type of culture has not as yet been profitable (Castagna (1), Gaines (2), Rivara (3), Zatila (4)).
We present a case of rhabdomyolysis of the bilateral adductor muscles.
Carbohydrates were measured in the adductor muscles of juveniles and adults in trial 3.
One explanation is due to the shear forces from contractions of the abdominal muscles and the hip adductor muscles (inner side of the thigh).
Because the strength ratio of the agonist to the antagonist muscle group is the best predictor of muscle strain injury, players with adductor muscles that were weaker than their abductor (hip) muscles by a strength ratio of less than 80 percent were put on a therapeutic exercise program for six weeks at three sessions per week to strengthen the adductors.
Strong and supple hip flexor muscles and adductor muscles are especially helpful for a smooth gait.
Douglas received the results of an ultrasound scan which confirmed that the damage sustained during Scotland's 2-0 defeat was minimal as there was just a slight strain to one of his right adductor muscles.
The most common cause of sports injuries in the groin area is a strain of the adductor muscles in the inside of the thigh.