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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.]
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flexor

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

(flĕk′sər)
A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
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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
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Translations

flexor

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

nBeuger m
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flex·or

n. flexor, músculo que hace flexionar una articulación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

flexor

adj & n flexor m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Balance the psoas' strength with that of the other hip flexors and surrounding muscles--the abdominals, glutes, and hamstrings--and maintain its flexiblity with exercise, says Aaron.
Subsequently, a brief warm-up was conducted on the isokinetic dynamometer consisting of five submaximal isometric contractions of the dominant plantar flexors at 80% MVC (each lasting for 5 s).
In an Indian study 79% in the infantile atopic dermatitis patients had facial involvement, 42% had flexors affected, 52.3% had extensor involvement and 5.7% had both flexors and extensors affected, while in childhood group the corresponding figures were 74.5%, 35.5%, 56.32% and 8.24% respectively.
Muscle strength was graded according to the Medical Research Council scale: neck flexors 4/5, neck extensors 5/5, bilateral shoulder abductors 3−/5, left elbow flexors/extensors 4+/5, right elbow flexors/extensors 4−/5, bilateral hip flexors/extensors 3−/5, bilateral wrist flexors/extensors, knee flexors/extensors, and ankle dorsiflexors/plantar flexors 5−/5.
Another cause your husband should be aware of: His hip flexors may have become tight, causing the hamstrings to become tight, which then causes an unnatural knee extension and flexion when walking, and may lead to knee pain.
In the two cases presented above, not only were the wrist flexor muscles strengthened, which enabled elbow flexion, but also the balance between the flexors and extensors was maintained by the increased muscle strength in the antagonist muscles of wrist extension.
The most common muscles injected with botulinum toxin were hamstrings (44.8%) followed by finger flexors (13.8%).
The results can be used to indirectly confirm the type of motion (concentric contraction or eccentric contraction) of the muscle groups (extensors or flexors) around joints.
(9) Therefore, keeping pace with current research, it is very important that the adaptive shortening of the long flexors in claw hands should be redefined.
The purpose of this study was to identify the presence of strength asymmetries in young elite soccer players in relation to muscle group (knee extensors and flexors) and limb preference (dominant vs.