lattissimus dorsi

lattissimus dorsi

[lə′tis·ə·məs ′dȯr·sē]
(anatomy)
The widest muscle of the back; a broad, flat muscle of the lower back that adducts and extends the humerus, is used to pull the body upward in climbing, and is an accessory muscle of respiration.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There was very little activity on the back extensors , lattissimus dorsi or the obliques.
Exercise available back muscles (lattissimus dorsi) to build shoulder (rotator cuff) and scapular stability and prevent forward posture and shoulder-impingement syndromes.
Photo: In the heart-wrap procedure performed at Allegheny General Hospital, the left lattissimus dorsi was isolated with its nerve-vessel bundle intact, brought through the ribs and wrapped around the heart.
[2] We have used lattissimus dorsi free flap in one of our patients who had a raw area over whole of dorsum foot and exposed metatarsals.