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tra·pe·zi·us

 (trə-pē′zē-əs)
n. pl. tra·pe·zi·us·es
Either of two large flat triangular muscles running from the base of the occiput to the middle of the back that support and make it possible to raise the head and shoulders.

[New Latin, from Late Latin trapezium, trapezium (from the shape of the muscles paired); see trapezium.]
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trapezius

(trəˈpiːzɪəs)
n, pl -uses
(Anatomy) either of two flat triangular muscles, one covering each side of the back and shoulders, that rotate the shoulder blades
[C18: from New Latin trapezius (musculus) trapezium-shaped (muscle)]
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tra•pe•zi•us

(trəˈpi zi əs)

n., pl. -us•es.
a broad, flat muscle on each side of the upper back.
[1685–95; < New Latin, short for trapezius musculus muscle shaped like a trapezium]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trapezius - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and armstrapezius - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
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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Translations
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tra·pe·zi·us

n. trapecio, músculo triangular plano esencial en la rotación de la escápula.
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trapezius

n trapecio
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Electromyographic analysis of the serratus anterior and trapezius muscles during push-ups on stable and unstable bases in subjects with scapular dyskinesis.
AVOID sporting injuries this autumn by following these tips: | Wrap up warm: Cold can cause muscles, especially the trapezius muscles in the neck, to seize up triggering stiffness, headaches and general tightness.
Wrap up warm Cold can cause muscles, especially the trapezius muscles in the neck, to seize up, triggering stiffness, headaches and general tightness.
[3,4,11] Given the combined nerve innervations of the respiratory muscles and the deltoid, neck flexors and trapezius muscles via the corticospinal pathway (C1 - C6), [12,13] the question arises whether upper-limb muscle strength and endurance could predict successful extubation in mechanically ventilated patients by means of interneuron activation.
As a result, I suffer from generalised body pain though it also comes with specific pain points for instance the trapezius (either of a pair of large triangular muscles extending over the back of the neck and shoulders and moving the head and shoulder blade).
* Then plastic surgeon harvested tensor fascia lata graft and pedicled trapezius flap 15 x 10 x 1 cm.
LF-RNS (3 Hz) was performed in trapezius, deltoid, abductor digiti minimi (ADM), quadriceps femoris, and tibialis anterior.
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Muscles measured included the upper and lower trapezius; anterior, middle and posterior deltoids; supraspinatus; infraspinatus; and serratus anterior muscles.
Trapezius and latisimus dorsi pedicled flaps are good alternative for posterior scalp defects, but defects at the vertex and anterior to it, involving forehead needs coverage that is not only stable but also should be aesthetically acceptable.
The randomized control trial articles were selected with inclusion criteria including intervention of DN into the trapezius muscles, clinical trials, musculoskeletal pain in proximal upper quadrant (neck, cervical, shoulder, scapular, upper back, and upper thorax), and studies that compared the effects of DN to alternative treatments pain reduction, sham DN, or pure control.
Either way this may cause continuous postural lengthening and inhibition of the trapezius and levator scapulae, often resulting in cervical stiffness, (49) cervical myofascial tenderness and pain, (6, 15, 37-39) scapular dyskinesis and shoulder impingement syndrome, (6, 24-29, 34, 35, 40) and rotator cuff injuries.