flexor

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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Nociceptive flexor reflex, recorded after sural nerve stimuli was in a continuous pattern in anterior tibial (AT), biceps femoris, and lumbar paraspinal (LP) muscles, was recorded by four consecutive stimulations administered from the foot base (Figure 1 a).
A neurologic examination revealed a decreased flexor reflex in the left pelvic limb and absent patellar reflexes bilaterally.
The mechanism described by Joseph Babinski is most likely to result from a loss of inhibition of the spinal flexor reflex.