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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  • -- That portion of the artery which is included between the outer margin of the scalenus muscle and the lower border of the first rib, is always selected as the proper site for deligation, when it is possible to do so. An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.
  • Left subclavian vein, which lies anterior to d, the scalenus anticus muscle. Surgical Anatomy
  • An instance is recorded by Blandin in which the vein passed in company with the artery under the scalenus muscle. Surgical Anatomy
  • The root of the internal jugular vein, when injected, will be seen to occupy considerable space behind the clavicle; and the anterior scalenus muscle is substantial and fleshy. Surgical Anatomy
  • The lower edge of the posterior belly of the omohyoid must then be sought; this leads at once to the posterior or outer margin of the scalenus anticus. A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners
  • The ascending cervical artery (a. cervicalis ascendens) is a small branch which arises from the inferior thyroid as that vessel is passing behind the carotid sheath; it runs up on the anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the cervical vertebr√¶ in the interval between the Scalenus anterior and Longus capitis. VI. The Arteries. 4. The Arteries of the Upper Extremity. a. The Subclavian Artery
  • A, the subclavian artery, in the third part of its course, as it emerges from behind N, the scalenus anticus; L, the transversalis colli artery, Surgical Anatomy
  • One additional muscle binds down the subclavian artery, viz., the scalenus anticus. Surgical Anatomy
  • The posterior belly of the omo-hyoid muscle, K, and the anterior scalenus muscle, N, form the sides and apex of this lesser triangular space, while the horizontal clavicle forms its base. Surgical Anatomy
  • In the neck, the subclavian artery, B, Plate 11, is seen to be separated from the subclavian vein, A, by the breadth of the anterior scalenus muscle, D, as the vessels arch over the first rib, F. Surgical Anatomy
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