Scalene muscles


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(Anat.) a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the cervical vertebræ to the first and second ribs.

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Accessory' respiratory muscles, such as the scalene muscles and upper traps, have other roles to play during exercise, but will have to pick up the slack if your diaphragm is not in proper position.
distance friend " 'Accessory' respirator muscles, such as the scalene muscles and upper traps, have other roles to play during exercise, but will have to pick up the slack if your diaphragm is not in proper position.
Actions of the scalene muscles for rotation of the cervical spine in macaque and human.
The most common site of origin in the head and neck is the masseter muscle, whereas IMH originating from the scalene muscles are rarely seen.
The results revealed increased electromyographic amplitude of the large superficial sternocleidomastoid, and anterior scalene muscles in patients with neck pain.
The costoclavicular triangle has the following boundaries: the clavicle superiorly, subclavius muscle anteriorly, and the first rib and middle scalene muscles posteriorly.
At the level of the scalene muscles, these branches regroup to form the superior, middle and inferior trunks, and when they leave the inter-scalene space, they form anterior and posterior divisions at the supraclavicular level.
The muscle abnormalities included hypertrophy of the scalenus muscle complex, amalgamation of the scalene muscles and interdigitation of the nerve roots through the muscle.
Three distinct trunks are formed between the anterior and middle scalene muscles.
The interscalene brachial plexus block was performed in the interscalene groove, between the anterior and middle scalene muscles (Fig.