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. Although no graduated links of structure, fitted for gliding through the air, now connect the Galeopithecus with the other Lemuridae, yet I can see no difficulty in supposing that such links formerly existed, and that each had been formed by the same steps as in the case of the less perfectly gliding squirrels; and that each grade of structure had been useful to its possessor.
When the postintervention differences between the two groups were examined, the TC group had more significant improvement in the knee extensor muscle strength, pain, and proprioception compared to the control group (p<0.05).
In the muscle strength measurements of the patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis carried out with HHD, it was found that there was a moderate negative correlation between the shoulder extensor, elbow flexor, elbow supinator, and wrist extensor muscle strengths and LEFS scores (p<0.05, Table 2).
Peak torque and total work of both knee flexors and extensor muscle groups were calculated (18).
Findings of the variance analysis test showed a significant difference in leg extensor muscle changes of the subjects of the three control, RT and Hatha YT groups following an 8-week training course (P [less than or equal to] 0.05) (Table 2).
In the present study, we found that the lumbar extensor muscle profile of rural milk production workers was characterized by higher values for the men compared to the women, 1,169.35 [+ or -] 289.96 N and 571.34 [+ or -] 190.36 N, respectively.
Vastus medialis is an extensor muscle situated in the anterior compartment of the thigh, and is one of the four quadriceps muscles along with vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius and rectus femoris.
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.
The knee extensor muscles had the lowest potential to load the femoral neck due to the relatively low hip reaction force generated by the rectus femoris (Supplementary Figure 3), which is the only hip-spanning muscle within knee extensor muscle group.
"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."
"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," said Prof Baker.

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