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n. pl. rec·ti (-tī′)
Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.

[New Latin (mūsculus) rēctus, from Latin, straight (muscle); see rectum.]


n, pl -ti (-taɪ)
(Anatomy) anatomy a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)
[C18: from New Latin rectus musculus]


(ˈrɛk təs)

n., pl. -ti (-tī).
any of several straight muscles, esp. of the abdomen, thigh, or eye.
[1695–1705; < New Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rectus - any of various straight musclesrectus - any of various straight muscles  
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body


L. músculo recto;
___ musclesmúsculos ___, grupo de músculos rectos tales como los situados alrededor del ojo y en la pared abdominal.
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The rectus abdominis and external abdominal oblique muscles are located in the 7th to 14th thoracic vertebra sections, while deep pectoral and latissimus dorsi muscles are only found in the 6th to 9th thoracic vertebrae and the long cutaneous trunci muscle is situated from the 6th to 14th thoracic vertebrae sections.
In nondisabled subjects, sEMG has been used to show that several core muscles are active throughout the gait cycle and that several, including the rectus abdominis (RA), external oblique (EO), and internal oblique (IO), can have increased activation during specific phases, such as midstance or foot-strike [14-15].
5) The clock-face is centered on the pubic tubercle and serves as a guide to what may be palpable on exam, including the superficial inguinal ring, rectus abdominis insertion, pubic symphysis, and adductor longus insertion.
Rectus abdominis muscles (abs) These are commonly known as the abs and are the strongest muscles in your core.
The remaining procedures were performed with autologous tissue, using techniques such as latissimus dorsi myocutaneous (LDM) flap, deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP) flap and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap.
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) has been defined as a condition characterised by an abnormal midline separation of the rectus abdominis (RA) from the linea alba (Barbosa et al 2013, Mota et al 2013).
Spigelian hernias occur along the linea semilunaris, which is a continuation of the aponeuroses of the layered lateral abdominal muscles and the rectus abdominis sheath (Figure 12).
EMGmax), was 18-25% for rectus abdominis (RA), 27-34% for external oblique (EO), and 52-65% for internal oblique (IO) muscles.
They consist of several different muscles, the major ones being: internal and external obliques (sides of your abs), the diaphragm, the longissimus thoracis (back), the transversus abdominis (from back to front like a corset), multifidus (low back area) and rectus abdominis (six-pack).
The rectus abdominis flap offers a number of advantages over other flaps used in head and neck reconstruction.
Ureteral obstruction and vesicle compression secondary to hematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle.
Before the wound was closed, 20 ml of local anaesthetic mixture including 1% lidocaine and 1:100 000 adrenaline was injected into the rectus abdominis wound edges.