The extensor tendons and the tendo Achillis are tense and prominent.
They can be extended only by activity of the extensor muscles.
Minute twigs come off the peroneal nerve near the middle of the thigh and enter M. extensor iliofibularis in some legs.
extensor: that which extends or straightens out; applied to muscles.
It is the action of the extensor muscles upon which health especially depends.
Velpeau advised division of the extensor muscles of the tongue.
The peroneal nerve passes, with the paraperoneal branch of the tibial nerve, through the guide loop for M. extensor iliofibularis.
The posterior fasciculus terminates on the small external toe, the fifth, of which it is in like manner the extensor.
The patella or knee-cap is a sesamoid bone due to an ossification in the tendon of the extensor muscles of the leg.
The first extensor is call'd the Common, and the other the Pedius.
extensor ex·ten·sor (ĭk-stěn'sər)
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or joint. Compare flexor.