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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

/ad·duc·tor/ (ah-duk´tor) [L.] that which adducts, as the adductor muscle.

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

[əduk′tər]
a muscle that draws a part toward the midline or axis of the body. Compare abductor.
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Adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus muscles of the anterior thigh

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.

adductor

muscle drawing a part towards the sagittal plane; therefore adductor action of intrinsic foot muscles is described in relation to the sagittal plane of the foot

adductor

that which adducts.

thigh adductor muscles
include the pectineus, gracilis and the adductor itself. These and the external obturator muscle can be affected by obturator paralysis which allows the legs to spread. Section of the pectineus and adductor has been suggested as a palliative treatment for canine hip dysplasia.
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The association of hip strength and flexibility with the incidence of adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players.
Traction on the pubic ramus by the adductor muscles may lead directly to disruption of the fibrocartilaginous symphyseal disc.
These accommodations are thought to be a response to an increase in the adductor muscles, which close the mandibles.
When held that long, most scallops do not survive, though, and since only the scallops' adductor muscle was to be sold, this type of culture has not as yet been profitable (Castagna (1), Gaines (2), Rivara (3), Zatila (4)).
Straight walking and slight ups and downs (inclinations) do not put much weight on the adductor muscles.
Pulls and strains of the adductor muscles are the most common sources of the pain you've described.
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The adductor muscles of the medial compartment of the thigh are arranged in three layers: i) the superficial layer consisting of pectineus and adductor longus muscles, ii) the middle layer represented by the adductor brevis muscle, and iii) the deep layer formed by the obturator externus and adductor magnus muscles.
The most common cause of sports injuries in the groin area is a strain of the adductor muscles in the inside of the thigh.
This exercise is for the hip adductor muscles the often-neglected muscles used to bring the legs together.