serratus muscle


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serratus muscle

Any of several muscles arising from the ribs or vertebrae by separate slips.
See also: muscle
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The serratus muscle is a great quick-cooking cut, and its flat shape makes it well-suited for pan cooking or grilling.
However, raising the serratus muscle completely off the ribs leaves a surface overlying the chest wall that is painful and not ideally suited for the sutures that would subsequently define the inferolateral aspect of the reconstructed breast.
The pectoralis major muscle was under-developed but the pectoralis minor muscle as well as the anterior serratus muscle were present (Figure-2).