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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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One of the structures that is involved in this function is the adductor muscle of the hallux, which can produce hallux valgus or rigid hallux when an imbalance occurs in its normal activity.
The obturator nerve passes close to the lateral wall of the bladder, and its stimulation may result in thigh adductor muscle contraction, which could be associated with undesirable complications such as bladder perforation, vascular injuries, incomplete cancer resection, and obturator muscle hematomas.
The Spanish club said in a statement that Navas had been diagnosed with a "swollen adductor muscle in his right groin".
3), possibly because of their larger adductor muscles. Magnesium sulfate relaxes the adductor muscle of the oyster.
Any electrical stimulation caused by tumor resection involving the bladder may induce sudden adductor muscle contraction, which may lead to perforation of the bladder accompanied by extravesical spread of the tumor and even injury to the obturator artery [1-3, 22].
The 25-year-old Italian tore an adductor muscle while taking a free-kick during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton, his first appearance since the opening day of the campaign.
These include a history of previous groin injury, [7] decreased adductor muscle strength, [7,8] decreased hip abduction range of motion, decreased levels of sports specific training, abdominal muscle recruitment, limb length discrepancy and pelvic instability.
Sexton, whose adductor muscle injury rules him out, joins a casualty list that leaves Paul O'Connell, Peter O'Mahony and Jared Payne sidelined, while Sean O'Brien is suspended.
And Kun revealed how he was in 'some discomfort' from an adductor muscle injury when he blitzed Newcastle with five goals in 20 minutes on Saturday.
In connection with dentition, the adductor muscle also help the shell to close more efficiently.
While in both Mexico and the United States the principal product consumed is the fresh-refrigerated adductor muscle, other countries, mainly in Asia and Europe, require a high demand for whole bivalves on the shell.
The adductor muscle group consists of six different muscles: pectineus, gracilis, obturator externus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus.