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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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Step forward with your right foot, bringing left knee toward the floor until you feel a stretch in your hip flexor.
In the MVC tasks, as well as subsequent maximal voluntary co-contraction tasks, the EMG activities of knee extensors (rectus femoris and vastus lateralis, averaged), knee flexors (biceps femoris), plantar flexors (gastrocnemius and soleus, averaged), and dorsi flexors (tibialis anterior) were also recorded.
flexor perforans et perforatus digiti III, which lie deep, medial and dorsal to it, respectively.
Again, the hip flexors in the against-gravity position for the less affected side were a significant correlate of functional walking capacity compared with the other muscles within the index.
Of the thirteen available for testing of elbow flexors, eleven were available for inter-tester assessment.
In theatre a volar approach was made to the distal radius with a skin incision over the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis (FCR).
Primary muscles either directly or indirectly engaged: hip flexor, gluteals, abdominals, obliques, and low back.
They discovered that, while both legs of each uninjured runner had very similar hip muscle strength, among the injured runners, the injured side's hip abductor and flexor muscle groups were significantly weaker than the uninjured side.
One week following the injury, gentle flexibility exercises were added to improve hip and knee ROM as well as hamstring, hip flexor and calf muscle length.
We use hip flexors to go front and, no matter how turned out we are, to battement side we still use hip flexors.
Each day, stretch for 20 to 30 seconds with 4 to 6 repeats the hip adductors and flexors, the iliotibial band and the hamstrings.
When researchers evaluated lower-extremity injuries in female collegiate athletes they concluded that there was a trend for higher rates of injury with strength imbalances of the knee flexors in relation to knee extensors (1).