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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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.
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.
The herniation site was remote from all prior incisions, and demonstrated intercostal muscle denervation and radiation fibrosis.
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.
But with a diagnosis of only a side strain - Anderson confirmed the injury is not an intercostal muscle and added that it "didn't look too serious" when assessed yesterday - he hopes to be good to go for the fifth Test beginning on August 20.
Paletta, of Wrexham AC, who is studying at the University of Portland, did not compete indoors through the winter due to a torn intercostal muscle.
South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "Dale complained of some discomfort during the warm-up match against Pakistan on Monday and, because of the sensitive nature of the affected area, he was subsequently taken for an MRI scan which revealed mild swelling in a left intercostal muscle, in the region of the 11th and 12th rib.
Weakness in the thoracic wall can be due to blunt or penetrating trauma, causing rib fractures and intercostal muscle tears.

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