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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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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).
Accordingly, differences in the orientation and position of the muscle scar could be affected by the adductor muscles.
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.
He had a slight tear in one of his adductor muscles very early on in the game against Blackpool that prevented him going away with Spain in the internationals.
13) The combination of these forces along with inadequate abdominal strength or lack of flexibility can result in chronic damage to the pubic symphysis, enthesis, tendon, myotendinous junction and adductor muscles.
Cranial expansion is likely due to an increase in the mass of the adductor muscles which are responsible for closing the mandibles.
The scallops, harvested for only their adductor muscles, are sold mostly in fish and supermarkets, usually for home meals rather than for restaurant meals.
We present a case study of a person (63 year-old man), who has been using statins for 18 years, with rhabdomyolysis of the bilateral adductor muscles associated with strenuous and prolonged eccentric exercises (hiking) in a hot environment.
Treatment options included (1) botulinum injection to the adductor muscles, (2) medialization of the true vocal folds to reduce hyperfunctional compensation for minor glottic granulomas are the result of chronic mucosal injury.
At any age, the injury may become irritated when people are carrying something and walking downstairs, when they have little control over the adductor muscles.