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abductor

 [ab-duk´ter]
that which abducts; see also anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.

abductor (muscle)

[TA]
muscle that causes movement away from the median plane of body, axis of middle finger, or axis of second toe, or in the case of the thumb, anterior to the plane of the palm.
Synonym(s): musculus abductor [TA], abductor

abductor

(ăb-dŭk′tər)
n.
1. One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
2. Anatomy A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.

abductor

[abduk′tər]
Etymology: L, abducere
a muscle that draws a body part away from the midline or axis of the body, or one part from another. Compare adductor.

abductor

A muscle that pulls an extremity away from the midline.

ab·duc·tor

(ab-dŭk'tŏr)
A muscle that draws a part away from the median plane, or, in the case of the digits, away from the normal axis of the middle finger or the second toe.

abductor

or

levator

any muscle that moves a limb away from the body An example of an abductor is the abductor pollicis, which moves the thumb outward. Compare ADDUCTOR.

abductor

muscle drawing a part away from the sagittal plane; therefore abductor action of intrinsic foot muscles is described in relation to the sagittal plane of the foot

abductor

that which abducts.
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6-14) In this study, we quantified the abductor moment arms of the anterior, middle, and posterior heads of the deltoid during scapular abduction for the normal anatomic shoulder, the 36 mm Grammont Delta III (Depuy, Inc.
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The abductor was arrested in South Korea in 1980 and subsequently imprisoned.
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West Midlands Police said the girl kicked out at her abductor, who fled to a nearby car, before she raised the alarm at the garage.
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the internal knee abductor moments, internal knee extensor moments, and compressive knee joint reaction forces in subjects with and without knee pain.
The average age of an abductor is around 27 years old, and the majority of the abductors are unmarried and either live alone or live at home.
1) The child is 14 years of age or younger; or 15 through 17 years old depending upon whether the victim's behavior may have contributed to their disappearance; 2) The child's safety is at risk; 3) The abductor and/or child are likely to still be in the Washington metropolitan area; and 4) There is a likelihood that someone provided with a description of the abductor, the child, or the vehicle involved may observe and report the whereabouts of the person to the police.
Residents in the town at the centre of the hunt for Holly Wells (left) and Jessica Chapman were urged to turn detective to find their abductor at a public meeting last night.
Nicola and Kevin Wells and Sharon and Leslie Chapman were attending a press conference in their home town of Soham, Cambridgeshire, to urge any abductor to free the girls.
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