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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.]
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adductor

(əˈdʌktə)
n
(Physiology) a muscle that adducts
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ad•duc•tor

(əˈdʌk tər)

n.
any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor).
[1740–50; < New Latin, Late Latin: conductor. See adduce, -tor]
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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
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Translations

adductor

[əˈdʌktəʳ] N (Anat) → aductor m
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adductor

n, adductor muscle (Anat) → Adduktor m (spec), → Anziehmuskel m
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ad·duc·tor

n. músculo aductor, músculo que tira hacia una línea media o hacia el centro.
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Souare was quoted as telling Football Factory Radio: "First we wish a very good and fast healing to Naby, as far as I know the adductors cannot prevent him from playing the African Cup of Nations 2019 that will be played from 22 June for Guinea.
In an extraordinary outburst, Souare said: "First we wish a very good and fast healing to Naby, as far as I know the adductors cannot prevent him from playing the African Cup of Nations 2019.
The medial and lateral borders are rounded, whereas the posterior border forms a rough crest which is known as linea aspera.1 Most of the shaft of femur is smooth and rounded and provides origin to extensors of knee except posteriorly where linea aspera provides aponeurotic attachment for the adductors of the thigh.
CA strengthens both the hip adductors and abductors, preparing for muscular stability in the groin area [17].
The hip adductors, knee extensors, and flexors showed a normalized strain lower than 24 [mu][epsilon] x m x [N.sup.-1] and little variation due to postural changes (normalized strain range: <6 [mu][epsilon] x m x [N.sup.-1]).
The adductors, which are located on the inside of your thighs, will also get stronger from this exercise.
Lastly, while surgical release of hip adductors may help restore the balance between abdominal and hip adductor muscles, no recommendation can be made based on the current literature whether or not to perform adductor release concurrently with all sports hernia repairs.
The Iranian government says it doesn't know who kidnaped its diplomat or where he is being held and has heard nothing from his adductors, but knows that he is in good health.
I have seen patients with malalignment problems of their symphysis pubis get good relief with muscle-energy techniques to their adductors. A good, manually trained local PT should be well equipped to evaluate and treat this.
Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the acute effects of static and PNF stretching on the flexibility of the hip adductors in female ballet dancers.