intercostal muscle

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Noun1.intercostal muscle - muscles between the ribsintercostal muscle - 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
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Considering the mechanism of action they suggested that the local anaesthetic solution diffuses from the pleural space through the parietal pleura and innermost intercostal muscles to reach the intercostal space, where local anaesthetic causes blockade of intercostal nerves.