extensor muscle


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extensor muscle

[TA]
muscle producing extension, that is, a movement that produces straightening, or an increase in the angle of a joint.
Synonym(s): musculus extensor [TA]
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In the current study, although the FI values of the flexor and extensor muscles of the AS patients were lower than those of the control group, the difference was not statistically significant.
2006) Low back pain patients demonstrate increased hip extensor muscle activity during standardized submaximal rotation efforts.
The DBRN traversed the supinator muscle between the superficial and deep layers, emerging in the posterior compartment deep to the superficial layer of the extensor muscles, immediately providing the short branches to the ED, extensor digiti minimi, and extensor carpi ulnaris muscles.
38), (12) In addition, the present findings are similar to findings from Clark et al (12) and Sullivan and Hawthorne (39) of individuals with systolic HF, where reduced knee extensor muscle strength (measured isokinetically) was related to decreased exercise tolerance (measured by peak oxygen consumption).
There was a significant but weak inverse correlation between present pain and static back extensor muscle endurance (r = -0.
Practically the hip joint has to reach a certain extended angle for the swing phase to be initiated,6 and the extensor muscles to be unloaded.
However, more studies of extensor muscle strengthening need to be done because this approach may be very helpful in the long term.
Flexor muscles do the pulling up and extensor muscles pull the arm back down.
The continuation of the extensor retinaculum over the dorsal aspect of the metacarpal and digital region intermingles its fibers with the running tendons of the lateral digital extensor and common digital extensor muscles (the latter with two tendons).
Extensor pollicis tertius: an additional extensor muscle to the thumb.
For these exercises, the subjects repeated the exercise as described above but were told to concentrate on using abdominal (rectus abdominus) and back extensor muscles.

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