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adductor

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

adductor muscle

[TA]
muscle that causes movement toward the median plane of the body, the axis of the third finger or second toe, or, in the case of the thumb, the plane of the palm.
Synonym(s): musculus adductor [TA], adductor

adductor

/ad·duc·tor/ (ah-duk´tor) [L.] that which adducts, as the adductor muscle.

adductor

(ə-dŭk′tər)
n.
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.

adductor

[əduk′tər]
a muscle that draws a part toward the midline or axis of the body. Compare abductor.
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Adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus muscles of the anterior thigh

Adductor

Any muscle that pulls toward the midline—medial plane—of the body

adductor

Adductor muscle Anatomy Any muscle that pulls toward the midline–medial plane of the body

ad·duc·tor

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

adductor

  1. (also called a depressor) a muscle that pulls a structure or limb towards the main part of the body. An example is the adductor mandibulae, which closes the jaws in amphibians.
  2. a muscle that pulls together two structures such as the two valves of a shell.

adductor

muscle drawing a part towards the sagittal plane; therefore adductor action of intrinsic foot muscles is described in relation to the sagittal plane of the foot

adductor

that which adducts.

thigh adductor muscles
include the pectineus, gracilis and the adductor itself. These and the external obturator muscle can be affected by obturator paralysis which allows the legs to spread. Section of the pectineus and adductor has been suggested as a palliative treatment for canine hip dysplasia.
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Accordingly, in TURBT along with spinal anesthesia, the inguinal approach for ONB is recommended to prevent complications such as adductor muscle spasm, bleeding, and perforation of the bladder.
The NEP of the adductor magnus muscle was selected for localization measurements and identified as follows: L'/L x 100 % = 22.
Un-intentional stimulation of the obturator nerve results in a quick reflex contraction of the adductor muscles of thigh1,4,15.
The scallop locomotor system is mainly composed of two valves, an adductor muscle and a ligament.
Hip adductor spasticity improved one grade after botulinum toxin type A injection.
Singer's dystonia is very similar to spasmodic dysphonia in that it is task-specific, occurs most often in middle-aged women, and the adductor type is more common than the abductor type.
Hip adductor muscle strength was measured using a sphygmomanometer, with the player in a supine position with his knees bent at 90[degrees].
It's an adductor and it's a bad strain," said Colorado manager Pablo Mastroeni.
The adductors, which are located on the inside of your thighs, will also get stronger from this exercise.
In connection with dentition, the adductor muscle also help the shell to close more efficiently.
In Loxops coccinea (Richards and Bock, 1973) is originated both from fleshy fibers and aponeurosis and it is the most reduced muscle of the external adductor system in Drepanididae.