transversus abdominis muscle

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trans·ver·sus ab·dom·i·nis mus·cle

(trans-vĕr'sŭs ab-dom'i-nis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, seventh to twelfth costal cartilages, lumbar fascia, iliac crest, and inguinal ligament; insertion, xiphoid cartilage and linea alba and, through the conjoint tendon, pubic tubercle, and pecten; action, compresses abdominal contents; nerve supply, lower thoracic.
Synonym(s): musculus transversus abdominis [TA] , transverse muscle of abdomen.
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6%) had transverse abdominal incisions and the remainder had vertical midline incisions.
This will strengthen your transverse abdominal muscles which will flatten your stomach and help avoid backache.
The ever-important transverse abdominals act as a natural body belt that holds together your midsection.