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rectus

 [rek´tus] (L.)
straight.

rectus

/rec·tus/ (rek´tus) [L.] straight.

rectus

(rĕk′təs)
n. pl. rec·ti (-tī′)
Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.

rectus

Any of several straight muscles, such as the central vertical muscle on either side of the midline of the abdomen (the rectus abdominis), the rectus femoris on the front of the thigh or the four rectus muscles that move the eyeball. From the Latin rectus , straight.

rectus

a straight muscle, such as either of the two muscles that serve, together with the more anterior pair of oblique muscles, to move the eyeball. They are situated behind the eyeball in a posterior position.

rectus

[L.] straight.

rectus abdominis muscle
see Table 13.2.
ocular rectus muscle
see Table 13.1F.
rectus sheath
the sleeve of fascia which surrounds the rectus abdominis muscle and which is derived from the aponeurotic tendons of the other abdominal muscles.
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In all patients, unilateral recession of lateral rectus and resection of medial rectus were done in single stage.
The patient is then asked to raise her head and maintain this position for approximately 10-20 secs to allow the examiner palpate the rectus abdominis muscles.
Through the abdominal incision, the two suture arms of the sling are tied to one another the across midline over the rectus fascia (Fig.
In the present case, the patient could have been initially treated with a Botox injection to the medial rectus muscle and, considering the patient's age and the possibility that a procedure involving multiple rectus muscles would be required, the surgery initially performed could have been reserved as a secondary measure.
Rectus sheath hematoma with low molecular weight heparin administration: a case series.
Although there were single, multiple, and bilateral affections of the extraocular muscles in this group, non-involvement of the inferior and superior rectus muscles is noticeable.
Physical examination revealed sharp local pain on palpation over the left medial inguinal ligament, pubic symphysis, conjoint tendon and rectus abdominis insertion.
A catheter can be placed in the rectus death to provide postoperative analgesia, being particularly useful when neuroaxial techniques are contraindicated.
A polypropylene mesh (Prolene Ethicon Germany) was placed on to the anterior rectus fascia (onlay technique) with continuous or interrupted 2/0 and 3/0 polypropylene sutures.
The ICCs for rectus femoris CSA and vastus lateralis CSA were 0.
During pregnancy, the two rectus abdominis muscle bellies elongate and curve round the abdominal wall as it expands (Boissonnault and Blaschak 1988, Gilleard and Brown 1996) causing midline separation along the linea alba and protrusion of the umbilicus (Boissonnault and Blaschak 1988, Mota et al 2013).
A CT scan confirmed the presence of a rectus sheath hematoma with extravasation of contrast, suggesting active bleeding (Figure 1).