adductor

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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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Keita ruptured an adductor muscle during the Reds' 3-0 loss toBarcelonaduring the week, and the extent of the damage means he could be in danger of missing his country's African Cup of Nations campaign, which starts next month.
Adductor brevis is attached to the proximal part of linea aspera.
The subject moved his body in harmony with adduction and coming back to the reference position in order to prevent concentric and eccentric adductors contractions as much as possible (Figure 2).
The muscle architecture induced a muscle-specific potential for generating femoral neck strain per unit of joint moment and the effect of postural changes was much higher for hip extensors, flexors, and abductors than that observed for the hip adductors, knee flexors, and extensors (Figure 6).
"Don't use the seated hip abductor/ adductor machine in the gym, which won't help and can cause muscle strain, poor posture, and low back pain," Turner stresses.
(5) The clock-face is centered on the pubic tubercle and serves as a guide to what may be palpable on exam, including the superficial inguinal ring, rectus abdominis insertion, pubic symphysis, and adductor longus insertion.
It may occur simultaneously and with adductor strains.
This study compared the immediate effects of static and PNF stretching techniques on the flexibility of the hip adductors. Data were gathered on three nonconsecutive days, with 48 hours separating the sessions.
Three muscle groups in the lower limb were assessed: hip adductors, knee extensors, and ankle plantar flexors.