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ex·ten·sor

 (ĭk-stĕn′sər)
n.
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.

[New Latin extēnsor, from Latin extēnsus, past participle of extendere, to stretch out; see extend.]

extensor

(ɪkˈstɛnsə; -sɔː)
n
(Anatomy) any muscle that stretches or extends an arm, leg, or other bodily part. Compare flexor
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin extensus stretched out]

ex•ten•sor

(ɪkˈstɛn sər, -sɔr)

n.
a muscle that serves to extend or straighten a part of the body.
[1700–10; < New Latin]

ex·ten·sor

(ĭk-stĕn′sər)
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or joint. Compare flexor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extensor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body partextensor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
musculus quadriceps femoris, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, quad - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
flexor, flexor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
Translations
extendeur

extensor

nStreckmuskel m

ex·ten·sor

a. extensor-a, que tiene la propiedad de extender.

extensor

adj & n (anat) extensor m
References in classic literature ?
It has an extremely wide flank-membrane, stretching from the corners of the jaw to the tail, and including the limbs and the elongated fingers: the flank membrane is, also, furnished with an extensor muscle.
PARIVRTTA JANU SIRSHASANA This side bend, with twist, is particularly good for those who sit in an office chair all day, and has the following benefits: When twisting and side bending, the abdominal muscles are compressed, so the internal digestive organs are being massaged, therefore helping to keep a healthy digestive system Stretches the oblique muscles at the sides of the body, as well as the hamstrings, and also helps the extensor muscles in the back to lengthen, therefore improving posture Balances both sides of the body.
Botulinum A, which works by paralyzing the extensor muscles, thereby allowing them to heal, is comparable to steroids.
One of the main challenges to achieving more natural and safer STS transition is the difficulty in controlling eccentric contractions of the knee extensor muscles with electrical stimulation.
Also, these improvements were anticipated because participants performed a series of high-intensity closed chain activities that required the use of the large extensor muscles.
It was hypothesized that: i) the swimmers with a higher level of contractile characteristics in the knee extensor muscles would be able to conduct a more effective start regarding to 10m distance and; ii) maximum voluntary isometric force of leg extensors muscles, basic and specific rate of force development of the same muscle groups at absolute and relative level could be predictors of efficient start performance.
The aim of the present study was to compare MS (knee flexor and extensor muscles strength, and handgrip strength), functional capacity, severity of fatigue, and proprioceptive acuity in women with FM with those in healthy women as well as to evaluate the impact of FM severity on these features.
Backstroke opens the chest and awakens the cervical spine and pectoral region, while breaststroke activates the back extensor muscles, which allow you to arch and bend backwards.
It bifurcates at the level of the elbow joint into the superficial nerve, which courses dorsally under the extensor carpi radialis brevis, and the PIN, which dives under the superficial head of the supinator muscle and continues along with the posterior interosseous artery to supply all of deeper lying extensor muscles.
McGill S, Hughson RL and Parks K (2000) Changes in lumbar lordosis modify the role of the extensor muscles.
Pain is sited over the lateral epicondyle and radiates down the forearm along the extensor muscles.

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