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German: Flexor

1 Definition

The term flexor refers to muscles respectively muscle groups which cause a bending (flexion) of the joint.

A group of flexors of one particular joint or one particular bodyregion are called the bending musculature of this joint.

2 Background

Flexors occur in nearly all of the joints. Sometimes they are already identificable as bending musculature because of their names, e.g.

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