scalene muscle

NOUN
  1. any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing
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How To Use scalene muscle In A Sentence

  • Conclusions: The contraction of the posterior components of the anterior and middle scalene muscle may be the main reason of the upper trunk thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • The scalene muscles as a whole are considered as the intercostal muscles of the thorax, located in the neck.
  • Conclusions: The contraction of the posterior components of the anterior and middle scalene muscle may be the main reason of the upper trunk thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • It may perforate the middle and posterior scalene muscles; these two muscles usually form a common mass.
  • The fifth cervical nerve may pass in front of or through the anterior scalene muscle.
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