muscles of thorax

mus·cles of tho·rax

the muscles attaching to the rib cage including the pectoral muscles, serratus anterior, subclavius, and levator muscles, intercostal muscles, transverse thoracic muscle, subcostal muscles, and diaphragm.
Synonym(s): musculi thoracis [TA]
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In addition, caveolin-1 also showed strong expression in the muscles of thorax, suggesting that caveolin-1 was also very closely related to the development and function of the muscles in D.
After 24 h the muscles of thorax and legs of the decomposing flies had changed from a nearly white tissue to a juicy, red-brownish mass that emanated a pungent "rotten meat" odor.