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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.
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El nervio plantar lateral cruza en forma de X alargada al musculo abductor del hallux pasando al compartimiento intermedio del pie a traves de un foramen formado a nivel del margen inferior del referido musculo.
Therefore, Ethibond is often used for reattachment of the abductor muscles, the capsule, and the external rotators in THA [3, 4].
The gluteus medius serves as a strong abductor and external rotator of the hip.
The tendon of this belly is divided in to 6 slips and these slips are attached to one slip to abductor pollicis Brevis, 2 slips to the anterolateral aspects of the base of first metacarpal, one slip to Trapezium, one slip to base of proximal phalanx of thumb and one slip to dorsal digital expansion of thumb.
However, the specialist will now have a look at both the hip and abductor issues.
After receiving information on the last sighting of the abductor, Denham, the county's resident deputy in Veneta, began methodically working his way north and spotted the fleeing car.
Her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil, committed suicide after her escape.
Choi Seong Ryong said that Choi Gye Wol, the abducted man's mother, will visit a Seoul company next Tuesday where suspected abductor Kim Gwang Hyun now works, after attending a parliamentary hearing on the abduction issue as a witness.
Sadly, though Boyd valiantly resisted her abductor, she was killed in the collision with the cement truck.
My orthopedic doctor thinks I have torn a hip abductor or piriformis muscle.
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.
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the internal knee abductor moments, internal knee extensor moments, and compressive knee joint reaction forces in subjects with and without knee pain.