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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
ANOVA of finger extensor EMG data showed trends similar to those of finger flexors.
The variant muscle was strap like (slender) shaped and presented the following attachments: proximal end of the muscle belly was attached to the medial surface of radius beneath the flexor pollicis longus and the interosseous membrane, distal attachment was traced onto the tendon of flexor digitorum profundus.
Further, as quantitative measurement is only subjective, it is not possible to state clearly how many physiotherapy sessions or days of physiotherapy will be required to stretch the long flexors, and this is very confusing and dissatisfying for the patient because he cannot decide how much leave he has to take from work and when he will be ready for surgery.
We encountered an unusual case of closed avulsion of both flexor tendons of the little finger with a rupture of the FDP in zone 1 and FDS in zone 3.
The hip flexors also act as a stabilizer for the spine and thus can affect how you walk.
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.
The tiny lumbricals provide muscular bridges and harmonise the functions between lateral band interphangeal extensor mechanism and flexor digitorum profundus, a unique occurrence which may have importance in adjusting the position of finger joints when using the hands.
The results of this study showed that CAI is associated with eccentric strength deficit of ankle dorsi flexors and hip flexors as indicated by reduction in torque production capacity of these muscle groups in patients with CAI compared with healthy matched controls.
Perhaps the training of the hip flexors is of little advantage to cyclists because the down stroke is where almost all of the power is produced in cycling (6).
On palpation, contracted tendons were felt in that area and the case was diagnosed to be of bilateral contracted flexor tendon.
Left Hip Flexors Weakness Treatment: Hip flexors are mainly innervated by L2-3 spinal nerves.