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Flexor vs. Extensor — What's the Difference?

Flexor vs. Extensor — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Flexor and Extensor

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Flexor

A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
Aug 20, 2018

Extensor

A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.
Aug 20, 2018

Flexor

A muscle whose contraction acts to bend a joint or limb.
Aug 20, 2018

Extensor

(anatomy) A muscle whose contraction extends or straightens a limb or body part.
Aug 20, 2018

Flexor

A muscle which bends or flexes any part; as, the flexors of the arm or the hand; - opposed to extensor.
Aug 20, 2018
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Extensor

A muscle which serves to extend or straighten any part of the body, as an arm or a finger; - opposed to flexor.
Aug 20, 2018

Flexor

A skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
Aug 20, 2018

Extensor

A skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
Aug 20, 2018

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