scalene muscles

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sca·lene mus·cles

(skā'lēn mŭs'ĕlz)
A group of three muscles (e.g., anterior, middle, posterior) located in the side of the neck.
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Falla D, Rainoldi A, Jull G, Stavrou G, Tsao H (2004d) Lack of correlation between sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscle fatigability and duration of symptoms in chronic neck pain patients.
A chain of three discrete hypoechoic nodules (upper, middle and lower trunks) were located between the anterior and medial scalene muscles.
Many authors describe techniques for locating or palpating the scalene muscles (Brantigan and Roos 2004, Falla et al 2002a, Gross et al 2002, Kostopoulos and Rizopoulos 2001, Porterfield and DeRosa 1995, Senjyu et al 2002).