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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.
In sections on body acupuncture points, ear acupuncture points, and trigger points, they address such aspects as the small intestine channel, points on the auricular lobule according to Chinese nomenclature, projection zones of internal organs according to Nogier, long radial extensor muscles of the wrist, and tensor muscles of the fascia lata.
The angular velocity PT values of the extensor muscles at 60[degrees]/second and 180[degrees]/second and the TW values at 180[degrees]/second angular velocity were statistically significantly lower in the AS group than in the control group (p<0.
2013), these results reveal the importance of strength and endurance condition of the back muscles, and the criticality of the balance among low back, upper back and hip extensor muscles.
Extensor retinaculum, a fascia that holds the tendons of the carpal extensor muscles was observed in the distal row of the carpal bones.
The painful spot is where extensor muscles insert on the bone.
Assessment of human knee extensor muscles stress from in vivo physiological cross-sectional area and strength measurements.
This observation is in agreement with others that investigated the EMD of knee extensor muscles after a strength or power training programs.
Significant interactions between handle diameter and muscle groups in TOI and cHb, were also observed, implying differential contributions of the flexor and extensor muscles.
The protocols were: (i) static stretching for both hip flexor and extensor muscles (SFSE), (ii) dynamic stretching for both hip flexor and extensor muscles (DFDE), (iii) static stretching for the hip flexors and dynamic stretching for hip extensors (SFDE), and (iv) dynamic stretching for the hip flexors and static stretching for hip extensors (DFSE).
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.

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