transversus thoracis muscle

(redirected from Transversus thoracis)

trans·ver·sus thor·a·cis mus·cle

(trans-vĕr'sŭs thōr-ā'sis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, dorsal surface of xiphoid cartilage and lower portion of dorsal surface of body of sternum; insertion, second to sixth costal cartilages; action, contributes to depression of ribs, narrowing chest; nerve supply, intercostal.
Synonym(s): musculus transversus thoracis [TA] .
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4): Estimado como la sumatoria de los musculos: Intercostales externi e interni, Levatorescostarum, Retractorcostae, Transversus thoracis, Rectus thoracis, Longissimus costarum, porciones del Longissimus thoracis, Serratus dorsalis, Scalenus, Digitorumlongus, Digitorumbrevis, Digitorum internus, Digitorum externus, Flexor carpiradialis, Extensor carpi y oblicuos, expresado como porcentaje del peso de media canal.