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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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Incisions were made along the origin of the adductor longus, adductor brevis, sartorius, and rectus femoris muscles to expose the underlying muscular nerve branches.
The abductors and adductors spring into action when you stand, walk, climb stairs, run, and do other movement throughout the day.
In Loxops coccinea (Richards and Bock, 1973) is originated both from fleshy fibers and aponeurosis and it is the most reduced muscle of the external adductor system in Drepanididae.
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.
Watchtower in the adductor tubing reinforced concrete with steel core, DN 1800 mm, with a total development of 3.
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.
The groin pain may stem from the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, symphysis pubis stress, rectus abdominis tear, sports hernia, iliopsoas pathology or adductor musculotendinous pathology.
Without stretching this area the muscles will become tight and the hip joint restricted, affecting your ability to perform to your potential and will increase your risk of adductor, hamstring and quadriceps.
WANA, August 19, 2009 (Frontier Star): The abducted journalist of Online Int'l news agency Roshan Khan was released by his adductors on Wednesday.
Sea stars consumed significantly more intertidal mussels than fouling mussels, despite the thick shells and larger adductors of the intertidal mussels.