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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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The lipid reserves in the adductor muscle decreased during gametogenesis, suggesting that they may have been used to provide energy when food was scarce.
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Straight walking and slight ups and downs (inclinations) do not put much weight on the adductor muscles.
Aerobic metabolism, octopine production and phosphoargenine as sources of energy in the phasic and catch adductor muscles of the giant scallop Placopecten magellanieus during swimming and the subsequent recovery period.
Once the more obvious causes are ruled out by exam and x-ray (including degenerative hip joint disease, fractures, obvious adductor muscle strain, genitourinary problems, and palpable hernias), there are a group of more subtle and insidious injuries.
The active electrode was placed in front of the labia majus and the patient was asked to cross her legs to hold the electrode in place with the adductor muscles due to the lack of a vaginal electrode.
At any age, the injury may become irritated when people are carrying something and walking downstairs, when they have little control over the adductor muscles.
Treatment options included (1) botulinum injection to the adductor muscles, (2) medialization of the true vocal folds to reduce hyperfunctional compensation for minor glottic granulomas are the result of chronic mucosal injury.
Physical, textural, and microstructural properties of restructured adductor muscles of 2 scallop species using 2 cold-binding systems.