intercostal muscles

muscles that occupy the spaces between the ribs and are responsible for controlling some of the movements of the ribs. The superficial external intercostals lift the ribs during inspiration; the deep internal intercostals draw the ribs together during expiration.

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  • intercostal muscles — muscles that occupy the spaces between the ribs and are responsible for controlling some of the movements of the ribs. The superficial external intercostals lift the ribs during inspiration; the deep internal intercostals draw the ribs together… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • intercostal muscles external — musculi intercostales externi …   Medical dictionary

  • intercostal muscles innermost — musculi intercostales intimi …   Medical dictionary

  • intercostal muscles internal — musculi intercostales interni …   Medical dictionary

  • External intercostal muscles — Intercostales externi muscle Deep muscles of the chest and front of the arm, with the boundaries of the axilla. (Intercostalis externus labeled at bottom center.) …   Wikipedia

  • Internal intercostal muscles — Muscle infobox Name = Intercostales interni muscle Latin = musculi intercostales interni GraySubject = 117 GrayPage = 403 Caption = Deep muscles of the chest and front of the arm, with the boundaries of the axilla. (Intercostalis internus labeled …   Wikipedia

  • Мышцы Межреберные (Intercostal Muscles) — мышцы, расположенные в промежутках между ребрами; контролируют различные движения ребер. Поверхностные наружные межреберные мышцы (external intcrcostals) поднимают ребра во время вдоха; расположенные более глубоко внутренние межреберные мышцы… …   Медицинские термины

  • intercostal — intercostal, ale, aux [ ɛ̃tɛrkɔstal, o ] adj. • 1536; de inter et lat. costa « côte » ♦ Anat. Qui est situé entre deux côtes. Douleurs intercostales. Muscles intercostaux, et n. m. les intercostaux. ● intercostal, intercostale, intercostaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intercostal — In ter*cos tal, a. (Anat. & Physiol.) Between the ribs; pertaining to, or produced by, the parts between the ribs; as, intercostal respiration, in which the chest is alternately enlarged and contracted by the intercostal muscles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muscles of respiration — The various muscles of respiration aid in both inspiration and expiration, which require changes in the pressure within the thoracic cavity. The respiratory muscles work to achieve this by changing the dimensions of the thoracic cavity. The… …   Wikipedia

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