rectus abdominis


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rectus abdominis

[′rek·təs ab′däm·ə·nəs]
(anatomy)
The long flat muscle of the anterior abdominal wall which, as vertical fibers, arises from the pubic crest and symphysis, and is inserted into the cartilages of the fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs.
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We suggest the scanning steps as follows: (1) Put the transducer transversely just below the xiphoid process and locate the paired rectus abdominis and the linea alba.
Furudoi et al., "Indications for vascularized free rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap in oromandibular region in terms of efficiency of anterior rectus sheath," Microsurgery, vol.
Looking at the group mean activation levels and the statistical analysis the reader (and author) is led to conclude that the instability of the Swiss ball causes increases in muscle activation of the triceps and rectus abdominis muscle.
Many so-called "abdominal" exercises actually use the hip flexor muscles as prime movers, while the rectus abdominis and/or obliques function as stabilizers, contracting isometrically.
Electromyographic activity of rectus abdominis during a suspension push-up compared to traditional exercises.
Electromyographic activity of rectus abdominis muscles during dynamic Pilates abdominal exercises.
The rectus abdominis is supplied by two main sources: The superior epigastric artery (SEA) and the deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA).
Instead, by toning the rectus abdominis and oblique muscles, your core muscles gradually tighten into the shape of the popular six pack.
The resulting abdominal defect was closed using a component separation technique and a right anterior fascial rectus abdominis flap.
On postoperative day two, his flap began to appear ischemic and he was taken back to the operating room for debridement of the anterolateral thigh flap with subsequent replacement with a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap.