serratus muscles

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Related to serratus muscles: serratus magnus
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Noun1.serratus muscles - any of several muscles of the trunkserratus muscles - any of several muscles of the trunk
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
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
anterior serratus muscle, musculus serratus anterior, serratus anterior, serratus magnus - muscles that rotate the scapula and elevate the rib cage
musculus serratus posterior, posterior serratus muscle, serratus posterior - skeletal muscle that draws the rib cage backward and downward
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In some states it is legal and legitimate to give a breast massage if needed in a non-sexual, professional way to get at the pectoral chest muscles, the serratus muscles along the ribs, or to break up scar tissue and speed healing after surgery.
Two of the implanted electrodes in this area were not paced because initial testing demonstrated that they produced more than slight/ moderate contraction of latissimus and serratus muscles before generating an inhaled tidal volume.
Unwanted contraction of latissimus and serratus muscles overlying the ribs was a limiting factor.