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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.
1995) reported that individuals with a poor back extensor muscle strength, have three times greater low back pain scores than those with normal muscle strength.
DORSAL SURFACE: The tendon of the muscle extensor carpi radialis (TMECR) was located at the distal end of the radius bone in the dorsolateral region of the carpal joint, distally extending along the dorsal metacarpus surface.
In the classic or standard description of extensor pollicis long (EPL) muscle in most of the anatomical references, it is considered with the supinator, abductor pollicis longus, extensor pollicis brevis and extensor indicis proprius as the muscles of deep group of dorsal antibrachial muscles of the forearm (Austin, 2005).
Bilateral quadriceps and iliopsoas muscle strength were strength Level 1 while the bilateral tibialis anterior muscles, extensor digitorum, extensor hallucis muscle, and triceps were Level 0.
The patella forms an important constituent of the extensor mechanism of knee by increasing its lever arm.
Surface electromyography (sEMG) was used to measure muscle activity on four superficial muscles, Flexor digitorum superficialis, Flexor pollicis longus, Extensor digitorum communis, Extensor carpi radialis brevis, which give feedback independent of each other.
The lateral radiographic image (Figs 1 and 2) revealed a soft tissue swelling around the left carpus and the radiolucency noted, consistent with a nondisplaced oblique fracture of the extensor process of the carpometacarpus.
2) Isokinetic test: We measured the peak torque of knee extensor and flexor muscles by isokinetic dynamometer (NORM 6000 CSMI, USA) on isometric and isokinetic module.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients who underwent silicone metacarpophalangeal joint replacement maintained significant improvement in ulnar drift and extensor lag after 7 years of follow-up in the prospective, multicenter Silicone Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis study.
4) Abrams found variable innervation of the forearm mobile wad and extensor compartment muscles, but the most common pattern found was radial nerve innervation of the brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus.

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