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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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of Washington) and Buck (plastic and reconstructive surgery, Washington U.) draw together 24 top aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques, including open and closed rhinoplasty, abdominal wall reconstruction, expander/implant reconstruction of the breast, local flaps for facial coverage, cleft lip and cleft palate repair, and flexor tendon reconstructions, for plastic surgeons.
Objective: There are few reports on outcome following flexor tendon repair of the hand in zone 5.
Transverse carpal ligament was damaged unavoidably in conventional open decompression surgery, leading to unstable bony structure of carpal canal, bowstring of flexor tendon, permanent attenuated grip strength, even loss of work capacity for young workers.1 Accordingly, based on researches of anatomy and images, we developed the coronal Z-type lengthening of transverse carpal ligament for young patients with severe CTS and got better clinical effect.
Owners: Graham Ashe and Shaun Gresham 2 Fernhill Rex Lee Field He had a little problem with a swollen flexor tendon earlier in the year which we had removed but then the stitches went wrong and that held us up.
But, what about if there is an accompanying flexor tendon zone 2 injury with a proper digital nerve injury?
In the selected CT images with WW = 2350 HU, WL = 1180 HU settings and corresponding sections of the plastinated specimen; the metacarpal bone III and its sagittal ridge, the proximal sesamoid bones, proximal phalanx, middle phalanx, distal phalanx, distal sesamoid bone, branches of the suspensory ligament, collateral ligament, intersesamoidean ligament, deep digital flexor tendon, superficial digital flexor tendon, common and long digital extensor tendons were well determined.
Tolleson strained his right flexor tendon during a throwing session last week.
This is especially true with tumors of the hand where lipomas occur in various anatomic locations within it, even though most of the tumors occur in subfascial plane.2,4 Superficial lipomas arise in the subcutaneous plane whereas the deep lipomas may arise in the flexor tendon sheaths, the carpal tunnel, in attachment to bones, inside muscles and in the deep palmar spaces.
Intraoperatively, the tumor was cystic, with regular borders and multiple lobules, adherent to the sheath of the flexor tendon of her right second digit.
In the study of Shen et al, the stiffness of the flexor tendon graft connected to the Endobutton CL-BTB (Smith & Nephew) was inferior to that of the Endobutton CL (11).
[5] It can be used to evaluate hand-related disability in systemic sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, stroke, and traumatic hand flexor tendon injuries.