scalene

(redirected from scalenes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to scalenes: splenius, Longus colli

scalene

1. Maths (of a triangle) having all sides of unequal length
2. Anatomy of or relating to any of the scalenus muscles
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
There were normal radial pulses bilaterally for thoracic outlet syndrome in the scalene, costoclavicular, and pectoralis minor/clavipcctoral fascia humeral maneuvers.
(21), has it immediately pass obliquely and inferiorly through the middle scalene without innervating it.
Falla D, Jull G, Edwards S, Koh K, Rainoldi A (2004b) Neuromuscular efficiency of the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles in patients with chronic neck pain.
The first site is the interscalene triangle, where compression can occur between the anterior scalene muscle, middle scalene muscle and the medial surface of the first rib inferiorly.
Trigger points and pressure point thresholds were explored in the levator scapulae, sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, infraspinatus, subscapularis and scalenes. Tibialis anterior was used as a distant site.
Jump signs were elicited with thoracic spine palpation, and palpation of the trapezius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, scalenes and erector spinae (thoracic) bilaterally.
With a loose fist, I stroked firmly down the scalenes one side at a time to lengthen the muscle fibres and encourage their release.
Soft tissue therapy was also performed on the scalenes, trapezius and levator scapulae musculature.
If these two groups of faces grow at the same rate, then the basal face will be hexagonal, whereas if they grow at different rates, then the basal face will be a scalene with threefold symmetry (Figs.