pectoralis


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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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Muscle samples: Immediately after slaughter, both pectoralis major (PM) muscle were removed (about 30 min postmortem), placed in zip-sealed plastic bags, and then kept at 4[degrees]C cooler overnight.
By placing an appropriate sized implant under the pectoralis muscle at the time of mastectomy the patient can have an immediate result that creates a masculine appearing chest.
The patient should be made aware of the possibilities that the target lesion may not be visualized or may be inaccessible, as in the setting of lesions in close proximity to the pectoralis muscle or near the nipple or skin.
The long head of the biceps is located at the top of the pectoralis major tendon and followed up through the rotator interval, which is released between the supraspinatus and subscapularis, thus allowing the biceps to be released off the superior labrum.
All the anterior musculature, like the pectoralis major and minor (chest muscles) and the anterior deltoids and biceps will get stronger and tighter.
Observations on the Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis (A.
pectoralis, hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus), and southern plains wood rat (Neotoma micropus).
In 2005, Righini et al documented the advantage of placing a pectoralis myocutaneous flap during post-radiotherapy laryngectomy in a selected group of patients with diabetes mellitus, poor nutritional status, or a history of vascular disease.
2012) suggested that the decrease in swimming velocity was related to a decrease in the activity of several muscles coordinated with each other, and that a compensating strategy was involved between the pectoralis major and other muscles during the last lap of a 4x50m front crawl test.
Improving the quality of the habitats for the following species: the large white-faced darter, green snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia), large copper (Lycaena dispar) and violet copper (Lycaena helle) butterflies, dragonflies (Leucorrhina pectoralis and Ophiogomphus Ceciliathick) shelled river mussel (Unio crassus) and corncrake (Crex crex);
Left-hander Franklin Morales, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a left pectoralis strain, will continue his rehab assignment with Pawtucket this weekend.
The pectoralis major is a large, fan-shaped muscle that covers much of the upper part of the front of the chest.