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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.
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