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tensor

 [ten´sor]
any muscle that stretches or makes tense.

ten·sor

, pl.

ten·so·res

(ten'sŏr, ten-sō'rēz),
A muscle the function of which is to render a part firm and tense.
[Mod. L. fr. L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tensor

/ten·sor/ (ten´ser) any muscle that stretches or makes tense.

tensor

(tĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. Anatomy A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
2. Mathematics A set of quantities that obey certain transformation laws relating the bases in one generalized coordinate system to those of another and involving partial derivative sums. Vectors are simple tensors.

ten·so′ri·al (-sôr′ē-əl) adj.

tensor

[ten′sər]
Etymology: L, tendere, to stretch
any one of the muscles of the body that tenses a structure, such as the tensor fasciae latae of the thigh. Compare abductor, adductor, depressor, sphincter.

ten·sor

, pl. tensores (ten'sŏr, ten-sŏr'ēz)
A muscle the function of which is to render a part firm and tense.
[Mod. L. fr. L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tensor

A muscle that tenses a part.

tensor

muscle rendering a part firm/tense

tensor

any muscle that stretches or makes tense.

tensor veli palatini
see Table 13.1C.
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If the patient is suffering from a true bursitis of the bursa of the tensor veli palatini muscle as it winds around the hamulus and no hypertrophy of the bursa has occurred, conservative therapy is generally suc- cessful.
More often, after surgical exposure of the hamulus through further blunt dissection, the tensor veli palatini muscle and tendon are exposed, and any existing osteophytes are carefully removed from the hamulus.
The bursa is removed, but the tendon of the tensor veli palatini is left intact if at all possible.
1998) corroborate Lupin's 1969 findings and those later of Rood & Doyle (1978) findings by discovering in adult cadavers how the fibers of the most external zone of the tensor veli palatini muscle and the fibers of the tensor tympani are joined in the middle ear.
Another pattern of outflow is described which passes between the origin of the levator palatini muscle and the tensor veli palatini muscle toward the most vulnerable area of the Eustachian tube (isthmus).
An anatomic study of the tensor veli palatini and dilatator tubae muscles in relation to eustachian tube and velar function.