accessory muscles of respiration


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accessory muscles of respiration

Those voluntary muscles that assist the respiratory muscles—parasternal, scalene, sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, and pectoralis muscles—which do not function during normal ventilation.
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Blood was suctioned from her mouth, but stridor continued with respiratory distress evidenced by inspiratory descent of the larynx, paradoxical movement of the chest and use of accessory muscles of respiration.
The accessory muscles of respiration were functioning, and the intercostal, suprasternal, and substernal area was recessed (figure 1).
When an individual experiences stress physiology due to a stressful event, the expectation of a stressful event, or a memory or recurrence of the event, there is inhibition of the accessory muscles of respiration.