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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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Norberg and Tedengren (1995) suggested that sea stars may be limited by the size of prey; and thick shells, strong adductor muscles and shell closure tightness may deter them from consuming potential bivalve prey.
Aerobic metabolism, octopine production and phosphoarginine as sources of energy in the phasic and catch adductor muscles of the giant scallop Placopecten magellanicus during swimming and the subsequent recovery period.
1981) stored glycogen and lipids in their adductor muscles and digestive gland, respectively, and used them up in gonadal maturation.
Un-intentional stimulation of the obturator nerve results in a quick reflex contraction of the adductor muscles of thigh1,4,15.
Patient had spasticity in the hip extensor and adductor muscles (grade 4), hip flexor muscles (grade 3) and knee extensor muscles (grade 3) according to modified Ashworth scale (mASH).
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Illustration showing the right-sided adductor muscles and the course of the obturator nerve.
The two valves were observed to be articulated to the soft body by adductor muscles that produce a scar on the interior surface.
Lastly, while surgical release of hip adductors may help restore the balance between abdominal and hip adductor muscles, no recommendation can be made based on the current literature whether or not to perform adductor release concurrently with all sports hernia repairs.
The night after his most recent WWE match, Johnson announced that he tore his abdomen and adductor muscles off the bone.
Bayern's team doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Mueller Wohlfahrt, has revealed the 23-year-old will be out of action for "six to eight weeks" after he diagnosed Kroos with several ruptured adductor muscles in the right hip.