serratus anterior muscle

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anterior serratus

A thoracic muscle.
 
Action
Rotates scapula, pulling it forward; raises ribs.
 
Nerve
Long thoracic.
 
Origin
Centrolateral aspect of the 1st to the 8th ribs.
 
Insertion
Inferior and superior angles and medial margin of scapula.
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ser·ra·tus an·te·ri·or mus·cle

(sĕ-rā'tŭs an-tēr'ē-ŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from center of lateral aspect of first eight to nine ribs; insertion, superior and inferior angles and intervening medial margin of scapula; action, rotates scapula and pulls it forward, elevates ribs; nerve supply, long thoracic from brachial plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus serratus anterior [TA] .
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serratus anterior muscle

Chest muscle. Origin: outer surface of ribs 1-8. Insertion: anterior side of vertebral edge of scapula. Nerve: long thoracic (C5-C7). Action: pulls scapula forward (anterior) and laterally (abduction), rotates scapula upward.
See also: muscle
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Eighteen primary muscles were investigated, and the following muscles were significantly larger in the HE group than in the R group: infraspinatus, serratus ventralis cervicis, serratus ventralis thoracis, supraspinatus, and semimembranosus (p<0.05) though there was now significant difference of ratio of each muscle weight to total muscle weight between two groups.
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