reciprocal apparatus

reciprocal apparatus

An anatomical feature of the horse's hindlimb: Due to the interaction of muscles and tendons the stifle and the hock joint can only be flexed or extended simultaneously. This mechansim together with the stifle locking mechanism is responsible for the passive stay apparatus.

Spannsägenmechanismus m
appareil réciproque m
apparechio reciproco (del posteriore), sistema parallelogrammo formato dalla corda femoro-metatarsiana e il tendine del flessore superficiale delle falangi m
aparato recíproco m
aparell recíproc m
reciprok mekanisme
samtidig böjning/sträckning av bakbenets leder
reciproční aparát pánevní končetiny m
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