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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Former skipper Livingstone has pulled an intercostal muscle, ruling him out of the next Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex, which starts at Emirates Old Trafford on Saturday, and the start of the Blast campaign.
Dooley, left, is thought to have torn an intercostal muscle behind a rib.
Hiccups are defined as sudden onset of erratic diaphragmatic and intercostal muscle contraction, immediately followed by laryngeal closure leading to abrupt rush of air into the lungs eliciting a "hic" sound.
He had faced 93 balls, hitting 11 fours, and it was a fine effort in his first match for two months following an intercostal muscle injury lay-off.
Intrapleural fibrinolytics was not used in the study as a result of negative result in MIST trial.[4] Inadequate drainage, persistence of BPF and/or non-expansion of the lung even after antibiotic therapy and intercostal drainage were referred to cardiothoracic surgeon and decortication and/or decortication with closure of bronchopleural fistula using intercostal muscle flap were performed in selected cases.
The repair was re-enforced with an intercostal muscle flap.
Objective: To assess the efficacy of intercostal nerve protection by intercostal muscle (ICM) flap in postthoracotomy pain improvement compared to intracostal suturing.
No identifiable intercostal muscle or tissue existed between the two rib segments from the sternocostal junction to the midclavicular line (Fig.
There are many surgical repair methods for anastomotic leakage, which include primary direct suture, repair with pleura or intercostal muscle patches, gastric transposition, and colonic interposition.
Even though the diaphragm is an important part of the respiratory muscle, we found that even larger area diaphragm that was replaced by the artificial material, healthy respiratory movement still can be performed under the compensatory of other respiratory muscles such as the intercostal muscle and abdominal muscle.

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