flat muscle

flat muscle

[TA]
broad, relatively thin, sheetlike muscle, for example, muscles of the anterolateral abdominal wall (external and internal oblique, transversus abdominis).
Synonym(s): musculus planus [TA]
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The all new Marel 1-Slice 1068VA automatically slices flat muscle, such as flank, skirt and other cuts, which have traditionally been done by hand.
Under your lungs there is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm (DIE-a-fram).
Breathing is actually halted not due to blocked air passage, but because the diaphragm -- the flat muscle at the separation of the rib cage between upper ribs -- loses elasticity and does not expand enough to allow oxygen in the lungs.
Ir really is a huge flat muscle that looks as if it divides the body
Abdominals - these muscles include the rectus abdominus, a large flat muscle running the length of the abdomen, and the external oblique, which run down the sides and front of the abdomen.
Popliteus is a flat muscle that forms the floor of the lower part of the popliteal fossa.
Under your lungs is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm (DIE-a-fram).
Sometimes ectropion is caused by paralysis of the flat muscle surrounding the eye, for example in patients who have Bell's palsy.
He then swings the latissimus dorsi through a two-finger tunnel in the axilla and pulls the muscle into the breast defect, having first shaped the relatively flat muscle into a loaf using a series of absorbent sutures.
Many reports showed that a muscular axillary arch, flat muscle arising from lateral border of latissimus dorsi, may be seen in 7% of the population, but there is little information about the innervation of this part.
Under your lungs there is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm (DIE-uh-fram) that helps you breathe in and out by tightening and relaxing.
They are a pair of long, flat muscles extending vertically over the front of the abdomen.