extensor muscle


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Noun1.extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body partextensor muscle - 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
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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.
Three months after the start of anti-TNF-[alpha] treatment, a statistically significant increase was determined in the 60[degrees]/ second and 180[degrees]/second angular velocity PT values in the knee flexor and extensor muscle groups in the AS patients.
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.
We think that if they wear this for four hours a day we will be able to see a permanent improvement in their extensor muscle connections which will help them gain control on their hand.
Lowe discussed and deals about The effects of gender, handle diameter (25-50 mm), and handle orientation (horizontal and vertical) on the perceived comfort, torque, total finger force, and efficiency of flexor and extensor muscle activity were examined in a maximum torque task.
Hip extensor muscle stretches were performed from the supine position with both legs extended.
Leg extensor muscle power is an independent determinant of pain and quality of life in knee osteoarthritis, according to a cross-sectional analysis of data from a trial.
On examination, it displayed bilateral exaggeration of the pelvic limb reflexes with extensor muscle rigidity, intact superficial pain response, and positive withdrawal reflexes.
Manini T, Sagendorfa K, Mayer J and Ploutz-Snyder L, 2005, Trunk extensor muscle function in young and old women: A pilot study.
In an 89-year-old male cadaver, the El muscle with a double tendon to the second and third digits was found bilaterally within the deep layer of the extensor muscle compartment of the forearm (Figure 1A).
Two adhesive electrodes were then placed on the right knee extensor muscle group and a portable electrical stimulation unit was used to determine the response of the knee extensors.
When the flexor muscle contracts, the joint closes; when the extensor muscle contracts, the joint opens.

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