The thickness of the adductor pollicis muscle reflects the muscle compartment and may be used as a new anthropometric parameter for nutritional assessment.

@article{Lameu2004TheTO,
  title={The thickness of the adductor pollicis muscle reflects the muscle compartment and may be used as a new anthropometric parameter for nutritional assessment.},
  author={Edson Braga Lameu and Mauricio Freitas Gerude and Antonio Carlos Ligocki Campos and Ronir Raggio Luiz},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={293-301}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Contraction of the adductor pollicis muscle after electrical stimulation (electromyogram) or dynamometry (hand-grip tests) has been evaluated in a variety of clinical conditions as a parameter to assess nutritional status. However, adductor pollicis muscle thickness has not been investigated as an anthropometric parameter. RECENT FINDINGS Prolonged immobilization and non-use of lower and upper limb muscles causes atrophy. Adductor pollicis muscle function is normal in… CONTINUE READING

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