linea alba


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linea alba

[′lin·ē·ə ′al·bə]
(anatomy)
A tendinous ridge extending in the median line of the abdomen from the pubis to the tiphoid process and formed by the blending of aponeuroses of the oblique and transverse muscles of the abdomen.
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Many women, as many as eighty to ninety percent, also experience Diastasis recti abdominis: the separation of the two sides of the rectus (the "six pack muscle") along the linea alba.
Physically, there may be little to see in a patient with glossodynia, or findings can include lingua serratia, linea alba, or papillitis.