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in·ter·cos·tal

 (ĭn′tər-kŏs′təl)
adj.
Located or occurring between the ribs.
n.
A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.

[New Latin intercostālis : inter- + Latin costa, rib; see kost- in Indo-European roots.]

intercostal

(ˌɪntəˈkɒstəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy between the ribs: intercostal muscles.
[C16: via New Latin from Latin inter- + costa rib]

in•ter•cos•tal

(ˌɪn tərˈkɒs tl, -ˈkɔ stl)

adj.
1. situated between the ribs.
n.
2. an intercostal muscle or part.
[1590–1600; < New Latin intercostālis. See inter-, costal]
in`ter•cos′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercostal - muscles between the ribsintercostal - muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
Adj.1.intercostal - located or occurring between the ribs; "intercostal muscles"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Translations

intercostal

[ˌɪntəˈkɒstl] ADJintercostal

intercostal

[ˌɪntəˈkɒstl] adj (Anat) → intercostale

in·ter·cos·tal

a. intercostal, entre dos costillas;
___ membranesmembranas ___ -es;
___ nervesnervios ___ -es;
___ spaceespacio ___.

intercostal

adj intercostal
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Objective: To assess the efficacy of intercostal nerve protection by intercostal muscle (ICM) flap in postthoracotomy pain improvement compared to intracostal suturing.
The herniation site was remote from all prior incisions, and demonstrated intercostal muscle denervation and radiation fibrosis.
Along its cranial course, the subclavian artery first gave off the sternoclavicular artery, and then the axillary artery, intercostal artery and finally internal and external thoracic arteries.
But with a diagnosis of only a side strain - Anderson confirmed the injury is not an intercostal muscle and added that it "didn't look too serious" when assessed yesterday - he hopes to be good to go for the fifth Test beginning on August 20.
However, with a diagnosis of only a side strain - Anderson confirmed the injury is "not an intercostal (muscle)" and added it "didn't look too serious" when assessed yesterday morning - he hopes to be good to go for the fifth Test beginning on August 20.
For cardiac and thoracic surgery patients, the pain impulses are blocked by ablating the intercostal nerve bundle(s), thereby alleviating the pain associated with a thoracotomy incision.
INTRODUCTION: Normally the undivided lateral cutaneous branch of second intercostal nerve leaves the second intercostal space by piercing the lateral thoracic wall at midaxillary plane, passes along the base of axilla within the central group of axillary lymph nodes, reaches the upper and medial part of arm where it joins with medial cutaneous nerve of arm to form intercostobrachial nerve to supply the skin of upper and medial parts of arm.
Ja a arteria subclavia esquerda emitiu, tambem de medial para lateral, como ramos colaterais principais, as arterias: vertebral como primeiro ramo em 43,3%; intercostal suprema como segundo em 23,3%; toracica interna como terceiro em 26,6%; escapular dorsal como quarto em 20%; e tronco comum cervical superficial-profunda como quinto ramo em 36,6% das preparacoes (Figura 2 B).
8,9] Damage to, or irritation of, the intercostal nerves has been suggested as a cause of this increased pain.
Some sutures were removed, and a pedicled intercostal muscle flap was prepared to cover the defect completely.