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intercostal muscles

[¦in·tər¦käst·əl ¦məs·əlz]
(anatomy)
Voluntary muscles between adjacent ribs.
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In a third study, FDG uptake in the distribution of the intercostal muscles was seen more often in smokers, potentially complicating diagnosis of lung cancer.
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.
In addition, we reinforced the defect of the oesophageal wall with an intercostal muscle flap.
However, chest expansion during intercostal muscle stimulation was not observed without unwanted contraction of these muscles, and Permaloc electrodes were not used as part of the standard stimulation conditions if they caused contraction of these unwanted muscles before they contributed to the inhaled tidal volume.
Casey said:"I think I strained an intercostal muscle a couple of weeks ago while hitting drivers with my coach Peter Kostis.
I got wickets in the seconds which got me back into the firsts, but I had bowled a lot of overs, put a bit too much in and then I got the intercostal muscle injury.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Angels will be without closer Troy Percival for the three-game series against the Texas Rangers starting tonight because Percival has a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.
56] Paradoxical inward movement of the chest wall occurs with inspiration in quadriplegics, due to the loss of intercostal muscle function, which reduces Vt.
It includes having a cortisone injection to the intercostal muscle to assist the recovery of both a tear and a strain.
A strained intercostal muscle, in his ribs, caused Casey to withdraw from last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, having played just six holes of his first round at Firestone Country Club on Thursday.
But when asked about his chances of teeing off in the championship on Thursday Singh, recovering from a torn intercostal muscle in his side, replied: "One hundred per cent.
Lee Daggett and Adam Shantry both sustained intercostal muscle injuries against Kent and are expected to miss most of the rest of the season, Tim Groenewald is still suffering from a hamstring injury, Dougie Brown has not fully recovered from an Achilles problem and Neil Carter, who has been told that he will not be offered a new contract, is out with a knee problem.

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