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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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The adductor muscle lipid slightly increased in autumn when the phytoplankton concentration was at a higher level and subsequently decreased in October through January, suggesting that it might play an important role in supporting the energy costs when the available food was scarce.
At the end of the Cd treatments, samples of 8 and 6 mussels were taken from each experimental group to determine, respectively, Cd concentration and enzyme activities in the digestive gland and adductor muscle.
The digestive gland, adductor muscle, and mantle tissue contained the least store of energy in May 2006 (7.
The simple mechanical arrangement of the scallop adductor muscle makes in vivo study of its activity more feasible than in other organistas.
Frozen mussels (n = 30 per morphotype) were thawed and the length (L), height (H) and depth (D) of the shell (described by Smith & Jennings 2000) and adductor muscle diameter along the anterior-posterior axis were measured to the nearest 0.
Evaluation methods to determine adductor muscle and gonad size in the Northern Chilean scallop are generally destructive, but the information is needed for production and research purposes.
For example, gonad development in Pinctada mazatlanica (Hanley, 1856) relies mostly on large amounts of energy stored during winter primarily in the adductor muscle and secondly in the digestive gland.
In the Iceland scallop Chlamys islandica, a decrease in the amount of glycogen in the adductor muscle reduced the number of binding sites for the key glycolytic enzyme glycogen phosphorylase, which may explain this scallop's lower activity levels (Brokordt & Guderley 2004a).
LIVERPOOL striker Fernando Torres is already a doubt for the most significant Merseyside derby for years after it was confirmed he had strained an adductor muscle - a similar injury to the one he sustained in the World Cup final.
It's an adductor muscle injury but they've not had a chance to assess it yet.
London, Jun 14 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King's World Cup appears to be over after he damaged an adductor muscle in his groin almost immediately after kick-off in the 1-1 draw with the USA.
But the 30-year-old Cornishman, who qualifies for Wales after serving the International Rugby Board's mandatory three-year residency period, has damaged an adductor muscle and might require an operation.