pectoralis minor

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Synonyms for pectoralis minor

a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs

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The present study assessed the respiratory muscles for maximal effort due to the major limitation of spirometry in its poor sensitivity to detect moderate inspiratory muscle weakness14, the strength of the accessory respiratory muscles, and specifically the latissimusdorsi, pectoralis major (sternocostal and clavicular portions), pectoralis minor and abdominals, were manually tested using an aneroid sphygmomanometer (Alpk2 Sphygmomanometer, Japan) for the lattisimus dorsi, pectoralis major (clavicular portion), pectoralis major (sternocostal portion), pectoralis minor muscles, held by the evaluator at the test position and the difference achieved by the patients from a baseline setting of 20 millimetres mercury (mmHg) and the seven stage sit-up test for abdominal muscles.
The soft tissue attachments to the coracoid (lateral coracoacromial ligament stump and medial pectoralis minor tendon) need to be adequately elevated off the coracoid to visualize the bony margins and appropriately center the drill guide.
Particularly, the brachial plexus components can be affected at the interscalene triangle, costoclavicular space, or less commonly, the pectoralis minor space.
Having the upper arm horizontal best stretches the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major; placing the hand/ forearm lower preferentially stretches the clavicular head of the pectoralis major; and placing the hand/forearm higher preferentially stretches the pectoralis minor.
However, it has been found that decreased resting length of the pectoralis minor muscle could have a negative influence on scapular kinematics.
Furthermore, other muscles involved in the horizontal flexion of the shoulder and the abduction of the scapula, such as the coracobrachialis, the pectoralis minor, and the serratus anterior (5), (22) were not monitored in the present study.
Pectoralis minor tenotomy and anterior scalenotomy with special reference to the hyperabduction syndrome and " effort thrombosis" of the subclavian vein.
She diagnosed the problem as a strained pectoralis minor, and showed me the text's diagrams of the area.
The carcass, stomach, abdominal fat, breast meat (including pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles) and leg meat (including thigh and drumstick meat) were weighed.
They then receive 12 injections of Botox in their pectoralis minor chest muscle.
Pectoralis minor muscle crosses it and so divides it into three parts which are proximal, posterior and distal to the muscle.
To the pectoralis minor muscle, to be precise, which, the Manhattan-based doctor says, is the culprit that pulls the breast down.
Patricia Wexler has extended the range of Botox injections from the face to the breast--or more precisely, to the pectoralis minor muscle, the culprit that pulls the breast down, the Manhattan-based doctor explains.
In addition to the serratus anterior muscle, distal muscles that have been employed in facial reanimation include, but are not limited to, the rectus abdominis, the pectoralis minor, the latissimus dorsi, and the gracilis.
From the medial border of the coracoid process measure 2 of the patient's fingerbreadths medially and 2 inferiorly onto the upper border of the pectoralis minor muscle in the delto-pectoral groove.