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flexor

 [flek´ser]
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint; see muscle.

flex·or

(flek'sŏr), [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

(flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

flex·or

(fleks'ŏr) [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

A muscle that bends (flexes) a joint. A muscle that straightens (extends) a joint is called an extensor.

flexor

any muscle that brings about the bending of a limb.
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The player also received symptomatic physiotherapy treatment consisting of anti-inflammatory modalities, and soft tissue mobilisation of muscle around the right hip flexor muscle area.
During Session two (S2), Session three (S3) and Session four (S4), Pre- and Post-FMLT measurements were only taken from the VAS-pain scale, trunk flexor and extensor MVIC trials.
Our experimental results indicate that the subjects in our study had considerably less plantar flexor and dorsiflexor maximum force generating ability and volitional activation than represented by the generic OpenSim muscle properties (Table 3).
She adds that you can improve the strength of your psoas with a half hip flexor (kneel, then lift one foot to the floor so that leg is at a 90-degree angle while the other knee is on the floor) or lie flat and pull one knee into your chest while the other leg remains straight and flat (referred to as the Thomas test).
For the assessment of peak plantar flexor torque, isometric MVCs of the dominant leg were performed on the isokinetic dynamometer.
In an Indian study 79% in the infantile atopic dermatitis patients had facial involvement, 42% had flexors affected, 52.3% had extensor involvement and 5.7% had both flexors and extensors affected, while in childhood group the corresponding figures were 74.5%, 35.5%, 56.32% and 8.24% respectively.
The flexor carpi ulnaris muscle (FCUM), positioned most medially in the forearm, belongs to the superficial flexor group of muscles (5).
Manual muscle testing (MMT) at the initial examination revealed the following muscle strengths on the left side: deltoid, 0; biceps brachii, 0; triceps brachii, 2; wrist flexor muscles, 3; wrist extensor muscles, 3; lumbrical muscles of the hand, 4; and interosseous muscle, 4.
Former pilot Mike Allen, from Middlesbrough, developed the Calf Flexor after losing a family member and two friends to 'silent killer' DVT.
On clinical examination, flexor tendons were stretched and four calves were standing and able to walk on its toes without touching its heels on the ground and two calves were resting on dorsal aspect of both the pastern and fetlock joints on the ground (Fig.1).
A randomised double-blind trial by Kirazli et (10) al compared the effects of botulinum toxins Type A and phenol on post-stroke ankle plantar flexor and invertor spasticity.