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  • n  a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part

  • The body compensates for the instability by putting an emphasis on the knee-extensor muscle.
  • When the "extensor thrust" shoots both his legs out, though the right foot may jam down the accelerator, the pedal pushed by the left foot will turn off the ignition or close the .
  • Significant evidence: one subject exercised her left forearm flexor, got a 76% increase in its strength, plus a 20% boost in its antagonist extensor muscle, and an amazing 130% in .

  • Jay Feaster in USA Today
    The abductor tendon has a couple of branches to it, and they were cut, along with the extensor tendon,Feaster said. "The abductor, I'm told, controls the movement of the thumb side to side, and extensor controls the lifting of the thumb....
  • President Bush in CNSNews.com
    I know my body.Rough landing Second baseman Pokey Reese may have saved a run with his acrobatic catch Sunday behind Pedro Martinez, but he paid for it. Reese strained the extensor tendon of the fourth toe on his right foot when he landed after... Theo Epstein http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Epstein&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGw-WWl5LA9xw-t1RXd15fXqbk2fw Boston Globe http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/06/16/schilling_is_optimistic_about_ailing_ankle&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFF0y87d8Q1l6iIyEKyDpzU8SjDXw Jun 16, 2004 35577 45057 extent (CNSNews.com) - We will trust you only to the extent that you fulfill your promises," President Bush warned North Korea on Thursday.

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