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Flex

to bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts which it connects.

Origin: L. Flecto, pp. Flexus, to bend


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Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help

You have a stomach and you are seeing the physical meal being digested. You have muscles around the gut that has to flex just like any other skeletal muscle. When you suck in, you are just shifting your gut upwards into your thoracic cavity by compressing the lungs. You have to realize ...

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by daniel.kurz
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2376

Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help

... mass not fat just a ball there. The odd thing is I can totally suck it in and my stomach will look the way it did in the morning as long as I flex my stomach. But the moment I let go it expands again. Can anyone tell me what is going on please?

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by plfranke
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:12 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2376

testing for the presence of Pyramidalis muscle

... Such as palmaris longus for example and pyramidalis. A test to see if someone has palmaris longus is to oppose your thumb to your pinky and flex your wrist. If there are two tendons present, one is the palmaris longus muscle tendon. My supervising therapist gave me an assignment. After looking ...

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by spozzy
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:51 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: testing for the presence of Pyramidalis muscle
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Views: 2638

What is this thing?

... end, right-? The triangular end seemed to be the head end. It was feeling around with it and moving with that in front. Occasionally it would flex it's head around in a manta ray style for whatever reason, really cool looking. It had some dark lines running lengthwise down it that are hard ...

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by fizix314
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

cool parasite video of snail getting takenover by fluke worm

... the stripes are actual larvae (the snail is where lots of larvae get produced), which express different colors to produce the contrast, and then flex to produce the pulsing. The snail's skin is transparent enough for the larvae to show through, especially as stretched as it is.

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by Darby
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Biology Movies
Topic: cool parasite video of snail getting takenover by fluke worm
Replies: 6
Views: 14891
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