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deltoid

 [del´toid]
2. the deltoid muscle (see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

del·toid

(del'toyd),
Resembling the Greek letter delta (Δ); triangular. See: deltoid (muscle).
[G. deltoeidēs, shaped like the letter delta]
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deltoid

(dĕl′toid′)
n.
1. A thick triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint, used to raise the arm from the side.
2. See kite.
adj.
1.
a. Triangular.
b. Having the shape of a geometric kite.
2. Of or relating to the deltoid.
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del·toid

(del'toyd)
1. Resembling the Greek letter delta (Δ); triangular.
2. Synonym(s): deltoid muscle.
[G. deltoeidēs, shaped like the letter delta]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

deltoid

Triangular. Shaped like the triangular Greek letter ‘D’.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

deltoid

triangular.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Acromion-greater tuberosity (A-GT) distance and thicknesses of supraspinatus, upper trapezius, and posterior deltoid muscles were measured.
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This finding may help clinicians improve posterior shoulder extensibility for patients or sports players with posterior shoulder tightness, who have high stretch sensitivity and low PPT in the infraspinatus and posterior deltoid muscles.
LC can be an alternative method when individuals with posterior shoulder tightness have high stretch sensitivity and low PPT in the infraspinatus and posterior deltoid muscles.
Group B is treated with Low intensity laser for 3 minutes and kinesio tape(KT) is applied to Supraspinatus and Deltoid muscles and ask the patients to do Hughstons exercises.
They also help one better understand the muscular demand required to complete SPTs because the anterior fibers of the deltoid muscles were more solicited in the trailing UL than in the leading UL during the SPTs, independent of transfer direction preference.
Supraspinatus and deltoid muscle strengths were measured against the level of gravity.
Strengthening the specific deltoid portions is relevant to increase performance in many sports as well as to prevent shoulder injuries, since each portion of the deltoid muscle is responsible for specific movements or stabilization of the shoulder joint.
These exercises were chosen because they involve the deltoid muscle and are commonly used in strength training programs.
This altered anatomy is intended to provide a greater lever arm for the deltoid muscle, allowing the patients to regain active shoulder elevation.
(13,15,16) Rather, the rig allowed for the testing of specimens where only the deltoid muscle was represented.