tensor muscle

tensor muscle

[′ten·sər ‚məs·əl]
(physiology)
A muscle that stretches a part or makes it tense.
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The lower abdominal wall with skin and fascia defects was reconstructed with a fascia lata tensor muscle skin flap (Figure 3).
While most investigators self-report no difference in blood loss when compared to other approaches, some investigators report significantly higher blood loss due either to perforating vessels within the tensor muscle or inability to control bleeding in the posterior capsule.
In sections on body acupuncture points, ear acupuncture points, and trigger points, they address such aspects as the small intestine channel, points on the auricular lobule according to Chinese nomenclature, projection zones of internal organs according to Nogier, long radial extensor muscles of the wrist, and tensor muscles of the fascia lata.