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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The TV host, who is the bookies' favourite to win, damaged her intercostal muscles around her ribs and had an X-ray yesterday to check she hadn't broken any bones.
After skin incision, one needs a careful dissection of subcutaneous tissue and thoracic and intercostal muscles. It is better not to use a metallic trocar during the introduction of the tube.
The researchers described a hiccup as an involuntary, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm and sometimes the intercostal muscles (tiny muscles between the ribs).
A flap of the LD and ES was raised serially, and the QL and two lowest ribs with their intercostal muscles were meticulously exposed with the middle layer of the TLF.
While breathing in, the inspiratory muscles contract by recruiting nonvolitional spinal nerves C3, C4, and C5 (the phrenic nerve) innervating the diaphragm, cranial nerve XI, spinal nerves C1 and C2 innervating the sternocleidomastoid and the scalene muscles, and T1 to T12 for the external intercostal muscles. The two expiratory muscle groups (the internal intercostals and abdominals) are usually not used during quiet breathing but are essential in performing expulsive efforts, including cough, vomiting, and defecation.
showed significant decrease in post-thoracotomy pain subsequent to thoracotomy closure performed by avoiding intercostal nerve compression after partial dissection of the intercostal muscles. In addition, they indicated that post-thoracotomy pain was much less in patients with rib approximation by the use of intracostal sutures after intercostal nerve dissection.
The etiology was thought to be due to an increase in intraperitoneal pressure due to the belt, causing eventual thinning and atrophy of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. This again supports the suspicion of suboptimal healing in these regions predisposing patients to this pathology.
The expansion and contraction of the lungs are accomplished primarily by the movement of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. The lungs themselves passive during respiration.
"The core muscles consist of the abdominal muscles, the intercostal muscles that are located between your ribs, and the spinal (back) muscles.
Diazepam acts as mild sedative and relaxes intercostal muscles and diaphragm, resulting in normal respiration whereas Meloxicam act as analgesic and antipyretic (Yousaf et al., 2010).
Activation of the inspiratory intercostal muscles by electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.

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