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Noun1.pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chestpectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
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
greater pectoral muscle, musculus pectoralis major, pectoralis major - a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm
musculus pectoralis minor, pectoralis minor, smaller pectoral muscle - a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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Examples include posterior pelvic tilt (with suggestions to strengthen spinal extensors and hip flexors and stretch abdominal muscles) or winged scapula (with suggestions to strengthen serratus anterior and lower trapezius and stretch pectoralis minor).
Ultrasound images prior to thelarche show a band of echogenic retroareolar tissue anterior to the pectoralis muscle (Figure 1A).
Parts of the starting point of deltoid muscle and the ending point of pectoralis major muscle were excised, and the brachial artery, median nerve, musculocutaneous nerve, axillary nerve, and radial nerve were remained.
It's rare to move your elbow in complete isolation; other muscles of the upper arm, chest, and back, including your pectoralis major (pecs), latissimus dorsi (lats), and deltoids, are the bigger muscles that frequently move along with the triceps, so it's important to include strengthening exercises for these muscles in your fitness program as well.
These include the transfer of the trapezius, pectoralis major and teres major, latissimus dorsi, combined biceps and triceps, gracilis, and combined muscle transfers.
A full brisket includes two pectoral muscles--the pectoralis profundi and the pectoralis superficialis--separated by a layer of fat.
9) Based on studies by Gertrude Beer the NAC was designed to run parallel to the fibres of the pectoralis major.
The right pectoralis major muscle was reflected to expose the 10 cm defect in the third intercostal space.
Protein from one end of Pectoralis major muscles was extracted according to Laville et al [10] with slight modifications.
After discussion at the multi-disciplinary meeting, Mr S was recommended and scheduled for a right hemi-mandibulectomy, selective neck dissection, fibular free flap reconstruction, pectoralis major flap reconstruction and tracheostomy.
05) increases in FEV1, FEV1 /FVC1, latissimusdorsi strength, pectoralis major clavicular portion strength, pectoralis major sternocostal portion strength and emotional and digestion HRQOL domains, while decreasing pectoralis minor strength on the left and social, body image and respiration HRQOL domains.
The pectoralis minor was elevated from the medial aspect of the coracoid, and the acromioclavicular (AC) ligament was incised at the level of the acromion to allow for adequate stump length to incorporate into the capsular repair.