abductor muscle


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abductor

A muscle that pulls an extremity away from the midline.

abductor muscle

A muscle that on contraction draws a part away from the median plane of the body or the axial line of an extremity.
See: adductor muscle
See also: muscle

abductor muscle

A muscle which moves a part away from the mid-line.
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I took a shot in training one morning and the abductor muscle came off the pelvic bone by two-and-a-half centimetres.
I've been told I have two small tears in my abductor muscle - one is below the groin area and the other is just below my back-side.
September 25: Sam Allardyce reveals Owen has a 3cm tear in his abductor muscle which will sideline him for three weeks.
Midfielder Barry Robson, who has been out since February with an abductor muscle injury, resumed training this week and could be in for a shock recall to the side.
Then, to make matters even worse, the very next day I suffered an abductor muscle injury.
But tests confirmed that his abductor muscle is damaged and he faces a month lay off.
Kelly Sotherton suffered a niggle in an abductor muscle during the fiasco of jumping the misplaced hurdle on Friday night at Crystal Palace.
During pre-season preparations, I tore my abductor muscle and had a bad relapse.
In a bizarre refereeing twist, Uriah Rennie was snubbed in favour of an unknown official from the Blue Square Premier League after Chris Foy was forced to come off at the end of 90 minutes with a pulled abductor muscle.
But defender Tom Hutchinson is fit again after a problem with an abductor muscle.
The average increase in the abductor muscle moment arms relative to the normal anatomic shoulder for each glenosphere geometry is termed deltoid efficiency and is presented in Table 1.
Lock Marco Bortolami is a doubt as he struggles to recover from an abductor muscle injury.

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