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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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Bear with you the authority of the Warlord of Barsoom, and of the Jeddak of Helium to offer every resource of the allied powers to assist Thuvan Dihn to recover his daughter and punish her abductors, whomsoever they may be.
It was such things, however, which helped to identify to Tarzan and to Taug the appearance of the abductor, and with his individual scent characteristic already indelibly impressed upon their memories, they were in a far better position to know him when they came upon him, even should he have disposed of Teeka before, than is a modern sleuth with his photographs and Bertillon measurements, equipped to recognize a fugitive from civilized justice.
Pushing back Natasha who looked at her with astonished but tearless eyes, she locked her in; and having given orders to the yard porter to admit the persons who would be coming that evening, but not to let them out again, and having told the footman to bring them up to her, she seated herself in the drawing room to await the abductors.
Here the trail of Dejah Thoris' abductors led along the mountains' base, across steep and rugged ravines, by the side of appalling precipices, and sometimes out into the valley, where we found fighting aplenty with the members of the various tribes that make up the population of this vale of hopelessness.
Already six of the creatures of Professor Maxon's experiments had given up their lives in the service of his daughter, and the remaining six were pushing forward through the inky blackness of the jungle night into the untracked heart of savage Borneo to rescue her from her abductors though they sacrificed their own lives in the endeavor.
At length, he one day received a letter, stating that the abductors of his son now offered to restore him, or at least to give notice where he might be found, on condition of receiving a large sum of money, by way of ransom.
Summary: Kurukshetra (Haryana) [India], Jan 18 (ANI): Kin of the alleged abductor in the savage rape and murder case of a 15-year-old Dalit girl in Haryana's Jind claimed they were tortured by the police officials.
Summary: CCTV footage shows the abductor staggering while carrying the child in his arms before boarding a local train to Panvel
Electrophysiological studies showing significantly reduced compound muscle action protection amplitudes at the upper and lower extremities Electromyography Latency Amplitude Conduction [ms] [mV] rate [m/s] Right median motor Abductor pollicis 4.
1) Tears of the abductor mechanism, more specifically gluteus medius tears, have recently gained a considerable amount of interest in the orthopaedic literature.
NNA - At 13:45, as an army intelligence patrol tried to free the Syrian abductee Raafat Youssof, the Syrian abductor Abdul Rahman Issa Hussein struck a member of the patrol with a Hyundai car, according to a statement by the Lebanese Army Command.
The tendons of abductor pollicis Longus and extensor pollicis Brevis were carefully exposed up to their proximal and distal attachment.