adductor

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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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Twenty-three percent of patients underwent a concomitant adductor release.
MRI is very useful for identifying adductor injuries.
I characterized body size, adductor muscle size, shell thickness, and shell margin gaping, in mussels from two locations with distinct morphotypes.
During the two seasons of the intervention program, the number of adductor strains dropped from 11 to just three for an adductor strain incidence of 0.
The adductor function is phylogenetically the oldest, primitive larynges having only a constrictor function.
I personally advocate minimal casting or immobilization following adductor or hamstring surgery, and limited cast immobilization for heelcord lengthening.
The weighted kappa was moderate for the hip adductors, good for the knee extensors, and very good for the ankle plantar flexors.
There appears to be some solid scientific evidence that the hamstrings (posterior thigh), abductors (lateral thigh/hip), and adductors (medial thigh/hip) require specific training.
I was comfortable until mile 38, and then suddenly my medial vastas and adductors started to cramp.
The neck, hamstrings, hip abductors (outer hip and thigh), hip adductors (inner thigh), and hip flexors (muscles that draw the thigh toward the abdominal area) require machine intervention or manual resistance for adequate stimulation.
This can lead to overuse of the hamstrings and adductors and cause strain or tendinitis in these groups.
The adductors move your leg back toward midline (in medicine, the imaginary line that divides the right side of your body from the left).