tensor muscle

tensor muscle

[′ten·sər ‚məs·əl]
(physiology)
A muscle that stretches a part or makes it tense.
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While most investigators self-report no difference in blood loss when compared to other approaches, some investigators report significantly higher blood loss due either to perforating vessels within the tensor muscle or inability to control bleeding in the posterior capsule.
In sections on body acupuncture points, ear acupuncture points, and trigger points, they address such aspects as the small intestine channel, points on the auricular lobule according to Chinese nomenclature, projection zones of internal organs according to Nogier, long radial extensor muscles of the wrist, and tensor muscles of the fascia lata.
The warmup exercises used should include exercises in pitch variation to help stretch and tone the tensor muscles of the vocal folds, as well as exercises to help stretch and tone the opening (abductory) and closing (adductory) muscles of the larynx.