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adductor

 [ah-duk´ter]
that which adducts; see also anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.

adductor muscle

[TA]
muscle that causes movement toward the median plane of the body, the axis of the third finger or second toe, or, in the case of the thumb, the plane of the palm.
Synonym(s): musculus adductor [TA], adductor

adductor

(ə-dŭk′tər)
n.
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.

Adductor

Any muscle that pulls toward the midline—medial plane—of the body

adductor

Adductor muscle Anatomy Any muscle that pulls toward the midline–medial plane of the body

ad·duc·tor

(ă-dŭk'tŏr)
A muscle that draws a part toward the median plane; or, in the case of the digits, toward the normal axis of the middle finger or the second toe.

adductor

  1. (also called a depressor) a muscle that pulls a structure or limb towards the main part of the body. An example is the adductor mandibulae, which closes the jaws in amphibians.
  2. a muscle that pulls together two structures such as the two valves of a shell.
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Previous authors have suggested that thick shells and strong adductor muscles would be important deterrents for sea star predation (Hancock 1965, Norberg & Tedengren 1995), but this study suggests that gaps in the shell margins may be more important in prey selection by sea stars.
During the 1950s, harvests commonly exceeded 100,000 pounds per year of adductor muscle (Murdock 1955) and peaked at 401,283 pounds in 1958 (Rosen 1959).
Evaluation of the contractile performance in scallops has been carried out in 2 complementary fashions: quantification of the escape response by observation of the performance of the intact scallop (visual observations, video-recording or pressure measurements) and measurement of the contractile properties of isolated fibers from the phasic adductor muscle. During quantification of escape responses, scallops are stimulated with their predator and the number and frequency of claps as well as the duration of the response are measured (e.g., Manuel & Dadswell 1991, Legault & Himmelman 1993, Barbeau & Scheibling 1994, Brokordt et al.
In the adductor muscle, with the exception of June, the protein content was approximately constant during the rest of the year.
The success of ONB is evaluated by confirming a decrease in adductor muscle strength using a sphygmomanometer as described by Lang et al.
In connection with dentition, the adductor muscle also help the shell to close more efficiently.
The association of hip strength and flexibility with the incidence of adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players.
Some classify groin pain as adductor tendinopathy when isometric adduction is painful, pain caused by isometric contraction of hip muscles is not necessarily caused by an injury of adductor muscles or tendons.
Changes in the posterior and temporal cranial regions appear to be responses to accommodate subsequent and disproportional increases in the mass and volume of the mandibular adductor muscles, which serve to close the mandibles.
The scallops, harvested for only their adductor muscles, are sold mostly in fish and supermarkets, usually for home meals rather than for restaurant meals.