rhomboid major muscle

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rhom·boid ma·jor mus·cle

(rŏm'boyd mā'jŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Thoracoappendicular muscle; origin, spinous processes and corresponding supraspinous ligaments of first four thoracic vertebrae; insertion, medial border of scapula below spine; action, draws scapula toward vertebral column; nerve supply, dorsal nerve of scapula.
Synonym(s): greater rhomboid muscle, musculus rhomboideus major.
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It then passes deep to the upper trapezius fibres as they curve/course laterally toward the acromion, lying anterior to the rhomboid major and minor but posterior to the serratus posterior superior muscle (SPS).
10) study, they reported that in all twenty sides, the DSN was intertwined with the dorsal scapular artery and was found along the anterior border of the rhomboid major and minor muscles.
The DSN's main function is the innervation of the rhomboid major and minor which retract, elevate and stabilize the scapula.
Denervation of her right rhomboid major and levator scapulae were found and attributed to 30 months of continuous studying (four to five hours per day) for a weekly three hour exam.
Denervation potentials were found in the right rhomboid major and levator scapula muscles by needle electromyography (EMG).
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Palpation of the cervical spine, anterior chest wall, and periscapular muscles revealed a hypertonic and tender rhomboid major, levator scapulae, trapezius, and pectoralis major on the right.
Her plan of management included spinal manipulation and mobilization of the cervicothoracic spine, shoulder mobilizations, and myofascial release to treat the biceps tendon, infraspinatus, teres minor, rhomboid major, levator scapulae, trapezius, and pectoralis major on the right.