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intercostal

[¦in·tər¦käst·əl]
(anatomy)
Situated or occurring between adjacent ribs.
(naval architecture)
Situated or fitted between adjacent members of a ship's frame.

intercostal

intercostal
A structural member that runs between ribs. Intercostals are not load-bearing members but act as local skin formers and stiffeners and are used to stiffen skin between the bulkhead and other major structural components.
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Consequently, progressive or sustained inspiratory loading may render the intercostals susceptible to fatigue or injury [52-53].
Additionally, single occlusions in anesthetized animals robustly facilitate the lower external intercostals to a greater extent than the diaphragm or parasternals [13] and thus may undergo an even greater relative muscular remodeling with ITTO.
Further, the additional fast to slow fiber shift and eMHC-positive fibers suggested differences in the loading and remodeling of the parasternal intercostals.
Since intramuscular tension is particularly high within intercostal muscle segments [23], we reasoned that these markers of myogenic activity could be present following ITTO.
The right third parasternal intercostal muscle was placed in saline-moistened gauze and chilled for 3-5 min [25-26], mounted with pins at resting length [27], and then embedded in mounting medium (Tissue-Tek[R] Compound, Sakura Finetek; Torrance, California) and quick-frozen with liquid nitrogen-chilled isopentane.
Intercostal vessels and nerves are at risk for injury during supracostal percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.
The purpose of the combined respiratory muscle pacing was to assess whether adding intercostal and/or abdominal muscles would augment the tidal volumes elicited by diaphragmatic pacing alone.
In one animal, the four electrodes implanted in the intercostal muscles were inadvertently pulled just under the skin into the ventral portion of the thorax.
Stimulating currents applied to the two effective electrodes were 5 mA (right third thoracic intercostal space) and 25 mA (left fourth thoracic intercostal space).
Thus, also stimulating external intercostal muscles or abdominal muscles is not necessary to maintain adequate alveolar ventilation in a nonexercising, paralyzed individual [4].
Zhang rerouted an intercostal nerve from one side of Huocheng's body to the lumbar nerve roots and, in turn, an intercostal nerve from the opposite side of his body to the sacral nerve roots.
Zhang returned to Iceland to reroute Bido's intercostal nerve to her lumbar nerve roots.