axial musculature


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axial musculature

The muscles connecting the head to the spine and those lying along the long axis of the spine.
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Hypotrophy was evident in the axial musculature, with the presence of winged scapulae.
The formation and manipulation of body knots requires coordinated bending and twisting movements, which, we theorize, are facilitated in hagfish by the presence of a flexible, elongate body devoid of vertebrae, a relatively complex arrangement of axial musculature, and loose skin.
Here also forceful contractions of the axial musculature in a generalized tonic clonic seizure produce hyperflexion of spine leading to fractures, especially of the thoracic vertebra (6).