straight muscle

straight muscle

[TA]
member(s) of a group of muscles that proceed either in a more direct or more nearly vertical or horizontal direction than other muscles of the group, for example, rectus muscles of extraocular or suboccipital muscles.
Synonym(s): musculus rectus [TA]
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Moreover, the authors have studied the role of vertical abdominal straight muscle chains, antagonistic to the extensor muscles of the spine (Bastiurea, Stan, Gutierrez & Andronic, 2010) and their relation to the harmony of the trunk development.