flat muscle

flat muscle

[TA]
broad, relatively thin, sheetlike muscle, for example, muscles of the anterolateral abdominal wall (external and internal oblique, transversus abdominis).
Synonym(s): musculus planus [TA]
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A thin flat muscle was found in the axillary fossa posterior to the pectoralis major muscle, which originated from three fascicles that according to their positions are the upper, middle and lower fascicles.
The all new Marel 1-Slice 1068VA automatically slices flat muscle, such as flank, skirt and other cuts, which have traditionally been done by hand.
Under your lungs there is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm (DIE-a-fram).
Breathing is actually halted not due to blocked air passage, but because the diaphragm -- the flat muscle at the separation of the rib cage between upper ribs -- loses elasticity and does not expand enough to allow oxygen in the lungs.
Ir really is a huge flat muscle that looks as if it divides the body!"
Abdominals - these muscles include the rectus abdominus, a large flat muscle running the length of the abdomen, and the external oblique, which run down the sides and front of the abdomen.
Under your lungs is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm (DIE-a-fram).
Sometimes ectropion is caused by paralysis of the flat muscle surrounding the eye, for example in patients who have Bell's palsy.
He then swings the latissimus dorsi through a two-finger tunnel in the axilla and pulls the muscle into the breast defect, having first shaped the relatively flat muscle into a loaf using a series of absorbent sutures.
On the slug's underside is a big, flat muscle called a foot.
Popliteus is a flat muscle that forms the floor of the lower part of the popliteal fossa.
Under your lungs there is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm (DIE-uh-fram) that helps you breathe in and out by tightening and relaxing.