intercostal muscles


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intercostal muscles

[¦in·tər¦käst·əl ¦məs·əlz]
(anatomy)
Voluntary muscles between adjacent ribs.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the expiratory intercostal muscles, more capillaries are found around both type I and type IIa fibers [5, 6] compared to the inspiratory intercostal muscles [4, 5, 46].
KEY WORDS: Intercostal muscle flap, Postoperative pain, Thoracotomy, Intracostal sutures.
The notion of "support" or "breath support" can be useful, if properly defined and understood to mean maintaining free, dynamic air movement on and not a static "support." Think of breath support as the dynamic, unforced motion of the air rushing out of the lungs as the diaphragm, intercostal muscles, abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles, internal organs, and ribs naturally and elastically "spring back" to their resting positions after being expanded in the inhalation process.
We tested the hypothesis that there would be a reduction in intercostal muscle oxygenation during respiratory fatigue with onset of the metaboreflex response in patients with HF.
In our case, as the patient could not afford MRI, colour Doppler study, a cheaper alternative was performed which indicated intercostal muscle invasion by the tumor.
The drain causes damage to the parietal pleura and intercostal muscles, both very sensitive structures.
Strong intercostal muscles run the length of its torso, designed for quick, low movement.
As I have written before, I played despite an injury to my intercostal muscles. The only reason I risked further injury was because it was a Major championship, and I did not want to let go the opportunity.
This is due to increased usage of respiratory tissue, its flexibility in function, increased activity of the intercostal muscles, and increased vascularity for enhanced O2 and CO2 respiration.
Pain and a reproduction of symptoms were produced with palpation of the left pectoralis minor muscle, over the costal cartilage at rib 3, 4, and 5 on the left, and the left intercostal muscles on the anterior side of the thorax between rib 3 and 4 as well as rib 4 and 5.
After intravenous fluids, medication and monitoring for 24 hours, we X-rayed and were shocked to see a 6in tear in the intercostal muscles which hold the ribs together.
Robert Key reached 100 (203 balls, 18 fours) as Warwickshire's injury problems increased yet further with Lee Daggett absent having a scan on sore intercostal muscles.

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