adductor pollicis


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adductor pollicis

A hand muscle.

Action
Adducts thumb.
 
Nerve
Ulnar.

Origin
Transverse head (shaft of 3rd metacarpal); oblique head (front base of 2nd metacarpal, trapezoid, capitate bones).
 
Insertion
Medial base of proximal phalanx of thumb.
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Once diagnosed, the management of a Stener lesion typically includes an operative intervention since the interposition of the adductor pollicis aponeurosis prevents healing.
Postoperative upper airway obstruction after recovery of the train of four ratio of the adductor pollicis muscle from neuromuscular blockade.
Therefore, the objective of this study is to assess the nutritional status of hospitalized patients by using different methods and techniques, such as: adductor pollicis muscle thickness (APMT), handgrip strength (HGS), body mass index (BMI), calf circumference (CC) and arm circumference (AC).
Vahdat Shariatpanahi, "Association of the adductor pollicis muscle thickness with clinical outcomes in intensive care unit patients," Nutrition in Clinical Practice, vol.
The patients were assessed in the first 72 hours of admission to the clinic by classical anthropometry that included percentage of weight loss (% WL), arm circumference (AC), triceps skinfold thickness (TST) and arm muscle circumference (AMC), as well as laboratory parameters such as lymphocytes and albumin, physical examination to investigate the presence of physical signs of malnutrition according Blackburn and Bistrian (1977) recommendations and measurement of adductor pollicis muscle thickness (APMT).
Vecuronium neuromuscular blockade at the diaphragm, orbicularis oculi and adductor pollicis muscles.
Vecuronium neuromuscular blockade at the diaphragm, the orbicularis oculi, and adductor pollicis muscles.
It occurred in a muscle function test that measures how long it takes the thumb's adductor pollicis muscle to contract and relax after a mild electrical stimulation.
The authors [11] found that beginning at the time of menopause in women without hormone replacement there was a dramatic decline in specific force of the adductor pollicis muscle, which was not observed in women on ORT.
The diaphragm is the muscle that is least sensitive to the effects of muscle relaxants (14-16); thus, complete paralysis of the diaphragm requires a TOF count of 0 and a PTC of 0 measured at the adductor pollicis muscle (6, 17).