abductor

(redirected from Abductor muscles)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The use of bone suture anchors was reported as another method of abductor muscle reattachment to the greater trochanter in THA.
The hip extensor, flexor, and abductor muscle strength as well as the knee extensor muscle strength have been found to be sensitive to OA, rather than the hip adductor and knee flexor strength [27].
CHICAGO -- Strengthening the hip abductor muscle may delay progression of medial compartment knee osteoarthritis, according to findings reported at the 2004 World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
"He is still feeling inflammation in the abductor muscles in his right knee, which is why he is a doubt.
Rehab that focused on strengthening the abductor muscles rendered 92% of the injured runners pain-free within six weeks.