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op·po·nens

(ŏ-pō'nens),
A name given to several muscles of the fingers or toes, by the action of which these digits are opposed to the others. The opponens muscles of the hands act at the carpometacarpal joints, cupping the palm; this enables flexion at the metacarpophalangeal joints to oppose the thumb to the small finger or vice versa. Although comparable muscles in the foot are also called opponens, no true opposition occurs in the foot.
[L. op-pono (obp-), pres. p. -ens, to place against, oppose]

opponens

(ō-pō′nĕns) [L.]
Opposing, a term applied to muscles of hand or foot by which one of the lateral digits may be opposed to one of the other digits.
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Thus, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve that causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and weakness of the flexor pollicis brevis, opponens pollicis, and abductor pollicis brevis in the innervation area of the median nerve because of its compression in the wrist (1).
At further stages of the condition, in situations when the nerve experiences severe compression, in thenar region pain and power and skill loss arise in hands and tenar region (in abductor pollisis brevis and opponens brevis muscles innervated by motor branch of median nerve) atrophy is seen.
Physical examination revealed proximal muscle weakness of the upper and lower limbs (muscle test 3/5), and weakness of the distal muscles of both hands, in the abductor pollicis brevis, opponens pollicis, flexor pollicis and the first and second lumbricals particularly.
The huge crowd could have been forgiven for expecting an improved performance from their favourites after recent failures on home soil, but the Eagles slumped to a third straight loss at Sport Central against an opponens t that had won just once in six games.
Captain Sarah Wilson said: "We feel Sheffield will be our toughest opponens yet but we are ready to put our cup defeat behind us and start afresh.
L'originalita che Kleinhenz riscontra nella scena del dibattito (sequenza 2) consiste nella trattazione satirica del genere medievale della disputatio ordinaria (150-151), e la funzione di opponens filosofico di Dinadano nel testo viene sottolineata anche dalla Branca e dall'ultima editrice della Tavola ritonda, Marje-Jose Heijkant.
The median nerve also serves the abductor pollicis brevis, the opponens pollicis, and the superficial head of the flexor pollicis brevis; involves the muscles to the thumb (Li, Harkness, & Goitz, 2005); and is the most specific motor assessment for CTS.
The traditional splint is the long opponens splint that also immobilizes the wrist.
His modo apertissimo minimeque ambiguo positis, ilico addendum est non legitimam esse nec probari posse peccati socialis significationern, saepe temporibus nostris in quibusdam ambitibus assertam, quae opponens non sine ambiguitate peccaturn sociale peccato personali, scienter aut inscienter efficiat ut illud personale attenuetur et paene auferatur, ita ut solae culpae et rationes responsales sociales agnoscantur.
The ball went dead when Mee floated a kick into Cov's right corner, and with everyone expecting a standard drop out, Johnson picked it up, raced to the edge of his 22, grub-kicked ahead along the touchline and reclaimed possession before sprinting clear of astonished team-mates and opponens alike.
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