serratus posterior superior


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Noun1.serratus posterior superior - a thin quadrilateral muscle of the upper and dorsal part of the thorax; acts to elevate the upper ribs
musculus serratus posterior, posterior serratus muscle, serratus posterior - skeletal muscle that draws the rib cage backward and downward
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Key trigger point Associated satellite trigger point sternocleidomastoid temporalis, masseter upper trapezius temporalis, masseter scalene deltoid, extensor carpi radialis, extensor digitorum communis splenius capitis temporalis supraspinatus deltoid, extensor carpi radialis infraspinatus biceps brachii pectoralis minor flexor carpi radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris latissimus dorsi triceps brachii, flexor carpi ulnaris serratus posterior superior triceps brachii, extensor digitorum communis, extensor carpi ulnaris quadratus lumborum gluteus maximus, piriformis piriformis hamstrings hamstrings gastrocnemius, soleus
Further superiorly the remaining muscles to be considered are rhomboid minor and major, serratus posterior superior and splenius cervicis (Clemente 1987, Moore & Dalley 2006, Rosse & Gaddum-Rosse 1997, Standring 2005).