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Synonyms for extensor

a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part

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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.
In speculation, the possible reason of greater increase of back strength in the SE group observed in this study compared with CE group may be explained by the concept of greater activations in the extensor muscles enabled by the activity of upper extremity exercises as stated by Tarnanen et al.
According to our observation, the DBRN after emerging from the supinator gives off short branches to the superficial extensor muscles.
A lift (ArjoHuntleigh; Malmo, Sweden) mounted in the ceiling was available to transfer subjects onto the isokinetic dynamometer chair (Biodex Medical Systems Inc; Shirley, New York) in order to measure torque generated by the knee extensor muscle group.
The weaker extensor muscles are definitely the main contributor to the synergistic activity between the muscle groups.
Prakash; Rajalakshmi Rai; Anu Vinod Ranade; Latha V Prabhu; Mangala M Pai & Gajendra Singh in Multiple variations of extensor muscles of forearm in relation to Radial nerve.
Caption: Figure 3 Axial fat suppressed intermediate signal MR image demonstrates increased signal of the supinator and extensor muscles (circled).
Effect of elbow joint angle on force-EMG relationships in human elbow flexor and extensor muscles.
Singh DKA, Bailey M and Lee RYW (2011) Ageing modifies the fibre angle and biomechanical function of the lumbar extensor muscles.
Static and dynamic endurance of the back extensor muscles were found to be significantly correlated with each other positively (p = 0.
Other factors include degenerative changes of the discs between the vertebral bodies, a loss of postural flexibility associated with aging, weakening of the extensor muscles in the back, and changes in the intervertebral ligaments due to aging.
Practically the hip joint has to reach a certain extended angle for the swing phase to be initiated,6 and the extensor muscles to be unloaded.
Preventing runner's knee starts with strength training, focusing on the quadriceps (thigh muscles), hip abductors and hip extensor muscles.
They inhibit spinal motor neurons to extensor muscles and facilitate motor neurons to flexor muscles, thereby creating an "unloading reflex" that helps get body weight off the limb, attempting to minimize imminent joint injury damage.
For this reason, I've been advocating exercises to strengthen the extensor muscles as a more long-term "cure" for lateral epicondylitis.
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