flexor

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flexor

[′flek·sər]
(physiology)
A muscle that bends or flexes a limb or a part.
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Flexor spasms have long been considered as the most characteristic type of seizure constituting 42% of the cases while mixed flexor extensor spasms form 50% of all cases.9 The etiology is highly varied and includes neurocutaneous syndromes, metabolic disorders, cortical malformations, perinatal brain injuries, postnatal infections and head trauma.
By now, the diagnosis was barn door to an experienced observer--paralysis of the legs, with flexor spasms, sensory loss below the mid thoracic level, agonising pain at this level on the least movement and a distended bladder--obviously involvement of the thoracic spinal cord.
Muscle spasms or cramps, called flexor spasms, may occur.