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ad·duc·tor

 (ə-dŭk′tər)
n.
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.

[New Latin, from Latin addūcere, adduct-, to bring to, contract; see adduce.]

adductor

(əˈdʌktə)
n
(Physiology) a muscle that adducts

ad•duc•tor

(əˈdʌk tər)

n.
any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor).
[1740–50; < New Latin, Late Latin: conductor. See adduce, -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adductor - a muscle that draws a body part toward the median lineadductor - a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
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 adductor brevis - the short adductor muscle of the thigh
musculus adductor longus - the long adductor muscle of the thigh
great adductor muscle, musculus adductor magnus - the muscle that adducts and extends the thigh
musculus adductor hallucis - the adductor muscle of the great toe
Translations

adductor

[əˈdʌktəʳ] N (Anat) → aductor m

adductor

n, adductor muscle (Anat) → Adduktor m (spec), → Anziehmuskel m

ad·duc·tor

n. músculo aductor, músculo que tira hacia una línea media o hacia el centro.
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Sea stars preferentially consumed mussels with gaps in shell closures, although these mussels also had larger adductor muscles compared with mussels rejected.
Finally, during the harvest season Lanark had the largest scallops with the largest adductor muscles, so a fisher harvesting their legal limit from this area would take fewer scallops than at any other area.
Principal component analysis (PCA) confirmed the coordination between the phasic and tonic adductor muscles, because characteristics of each type of contraction, were closely associated.
ABSTRACT Seasonal changes in biochemical composition (protein, glycogen, and lipid content) of different organs (FV, foot-visceral mass: M, adductor muscles; and GMS, gills-mantle-siphons) of the clam Eurhomalea exalbida from Ushuaia Bay (54[degrees]50'S, Beagle Channel.
Localization of the Nerve Entry Points of Thigh Adductor Muscles by Spiral Computed Tomography: A Novel Anatomical Guide for Chemical Neurolysis in Treating Muscle Spasticity
"After being substituted in the 61st minute of the game against Girona due to muscle discomfort, Diego Costa underwent a scan on Sunday which diagnosed a strain in his adductor muscles," Atletico said in a statement.
Ultimately, damage is done to the adductor muscles, whose purpose is to pull the feet together by bringing the hindlegs back towards the body.
3), possibly because of their larger adductor muscles. Magnesium sulfate relaxes the adductor muscle of the oyster.
Obturator jerk (adductor reflex) due to contraction of adductor muscles, poses a major hurdle in safe and successful completion of TURBT under spinal anesthesia.
After the Botulinum toxin injection, spasticity of the hip adductor muscles was decreased from grade 4 to grade 3 according to the modified Ashworth scale.
Sudden adductor muscle contraction during TURBT might occur even if an ONB using the distal approach is correctly performed because of various patterns of ramification of the obturator nerve when it terminates in the adductor muscles [17].
According to Orenstein and Barlow (1981), the robustness to the Pt D Lat and also to the external adductor muscles provided quite potent jaws in the C.