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flexor

 [flek´ser]
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint; see muscle.

flex·or

(flek'sŏr), [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

/flex·or/ (flek´ser)
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint.

flexor retina´culum  see entries under retinaculum.

flexor

(flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

flexor

[flek′sər]
Etymology: L, bender
a muscle that flexes a joint.

flex·or

(fleks'ŏr) [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

A muscle that bends (flexes) a joint. A muscle that straightens (extends) a joint is called an extensor.

flexor

any muscle that brings about the bending of a limb.

flexor

a muscle bringing about joint flexion

flexor

any muscle that flexes a joint. See Table 13.

flexor reflex
a spinal reflex in which a painful (pressure) stimulus applied to a toe, coronary band or heel bulb, results in a flexion, or withdrawal, of the leg. A test of the integrity of the reflex arc and sensory pathways. Called also withdrawal reflex.
flexor retinaculum
any bracelet-like band of fibrous tissue on the flexor surface of a joint, e.g. transverse palmar carpal ligament.
flexor spasm
flexor tendon
tendons of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscles, situated behind the metacarpal or metatarsal bones.
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Patients received a single treatment with lower dose (30 units) or higher dose (40 units) of BOTOX or placebo into thumb flexor muscles.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of a novel VIKM-HNP to substitute for the function of eccentric knee extensor and plantar flexor muscle contractions to absorb power and regulate body lowering to the next step without unduly loading the upper limbs.
The primary outcome was strength measured as maximal voluntary isometric torque of the wrist extensor or flexor muscles in Nm.
Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy have reduced walking speeds attributed to diminished proprioception (25, 37, 38), limited ankle mobility (4, 25, 33, 34) and plantar flexor muscle strength (25, 34).
05) between any of the experimental groups (CrS, P, or control) in recovery of elbow flexor muscles strength following a bout of high-force eccentric contractions.
An electromyographic analysis of the deep cervical flexor muscles in performance of craniocervical flexion.
In general, flexor muscles are stronger than extensor muscles.
The flexor muscles of our fingers are stronger than the extensor muscles.
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A doctor present at the execution noted that Medina had already lurched up in his seat and balled up his fists - the normal reaction to high voltage, which causes the flexor muscles of the hands to contract in a claw-like grip.

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