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flex·or

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

[New Latin, from Latin flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flexor

(ˈflɛksə)
n
(Anatomy) any muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limb. Compare extensor
[C17: New Latin; see flex]

flex•or

(ˈflɛk sər)

n.
a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.
[1605–15; < New Latin; see flex1, -tor]

flex·or

(flĕk′sər)
A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a jointflexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
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
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
Translations

flexor

[ˈfleksəʳ]
A. Nflexor m, músculo m flexor
B. ADJflexor

flexor (muscle)

nBeuger m

flex·or

n. flexor, músculo que hace flexionar una articulación.

flexor

adj & n flexor m
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A statistically significant increase was detected in the fatigue index (FI) and TW values of the flexor muscles at third month of treatment (p<0.
Wakefield and Cottrell (2015) investigated the effects static stretching of hip flexor muscles on vertical jump height.
As there is no objective grading of the adaptive shortening of the flexor muscles at present the deformity is therefore categorised as 'mild', 'moderate' or 'severe', and these subjective categorisations of the shortening of the muscles vary from one clinician to another.
Whenever the maximal isometric peak flexion torque was not significantly different between groups, the mean power frequency (MPF) of flexor muscles especially medial hamstrings were higher in the short-term T2DM than healthy control groups.
12,13] Given the role of the deep cervical flexor muscles in postural support and the knowledge of impaired activation of these muscles in people with neck pain, it is likely that this patient population also would display deficits in the postural endurance of these muscles.
Scans have revealed a grade two tear of hip flexor muscles.
10) embedded strain gauges in the metatarsal shafts of cadaveric feet and evaluated bending forces present during simulated propulsion as the long digital flexor muscles were either tractioned or relaxed with pneumatic actuators (Fig.
A result is positive when pain is located over the attachment of the wrist flexor muscles on the medial aspect of the elbow.
On examination he now had pain on palpation of the right hip flexor muscles.
Researchers found that individuals with weakness in their hip flexor muscles rely more on their calf muscles when they walk.
12) To manage low back pain some clinicians and researchers have reported correcting the tightness of hip flexor muscles through stretching.

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