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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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Next, adductor muscle contraction was elicited by nerve stimulation, and 10 mL of 1% lidocaine was injected.
Hip adductor muscle strength was measured using a sphygmomanometer, with the player in a supine position with his knees bent at 90[degrees].
In connection with dentition, the adductor muscle also help the shell to close more efficiently.
The adductor muscle group consists of six different muscles: pectineus, gracilis, obturator externus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus.
BOSTON -Kevin Garnett did not play Saturday night against the Charlotte Bobcats because of what the team said was a strained adductor muscle in his left leg and Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he didn't know if Garnett would be able to play Monday night against Miami.
SWANSEA CITY goalkeeper Michel Vorm has been ruled out for two months after tearing an adductor muscle in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Vettori strained the adductor muscle in his right thigh midway through the first Test in Antigua, which the Black Caps lost by nine wickets.
Goalkeeper Glen Moss has torn an adductor muscle and Ante Rozic is banned but Jonas Salley returns from suspension so there should not be too much disruption to a pattern of play now based around three centrebacks.
Keane, who has shaken off an adductor muscle injury ahead of schedule to make himself available, is one of the few members of the current squad to have played on the big stage, making his name around the world with his performances in the Far East in 2002.
Keane enraged his boss Giovanni Trapattoni by playing on after tearing his adductor muscle against Andorra last Friday.