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sca·lene

(skā'lēn),
1. Having sides of unequal length, said of a triangle so formed.
2. One of several muscles so named.
Synonym(s): scalenus
[G. skalēnos, uneven]

scalene

/sca·lene/ (ska´lēn)
1. uneven; unequally three-sided.
2. pertaining to one of the scalenus muscles.

scalene

[skā′lēn]
Etymology: Gk, skalenos, uneven
pertaining to one of the scalenous muscles.

sca·lene

(skā'lēn)
1. Having sides of unequal length, said of a triangle so formed.
2. One of several muscles so named.
Synonym(s): scalenus.
[G. skalēnos, uneven]
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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.
Arched-backed pointed lamelles scalenes, piquants triedres and La Mouillah points are the major tool types of the Mushabian, each pointed by the microburin technique.
Finally, her neck was treated in much the same way as Mrs A's with loose fist stroking of the scalenes, gentle pinching of the sternocleidomastoids and circular frictions to the posterior neck muscles.
arched backed, straight backed and scalene bladelets) forms.