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Abdomen/Back

Abdomen/Back Practical

QuestionAnswer
Rectus Abdominis O: pubic symphysis I: xiphoid process and costal cartilages A: compresses abdomen, flexes trunk/vertebral column anteriorly
External Oblique O: outer surfaces of lower 8 ribs I: linea alba A: compresses abdomen, flexes trunk/vertebral column laterally
Internal Oblique O: iliac crest I: linea alba A: compresses abdomen, flexes trunk/vertebral column laterally
Transversus Abdominis O: iliac crest I: linea alba A: compresses abdomen
Diaphragm O: bottom of rib cage, sternum and lumbar vertebrae I: central tendon A: inspiration
External Intercostals O: inferior border of rib above I: superior border of rib below A: inspiration
Internal Intercostals O: superior border of rib below I: inferior border of rib above A: forced expiration
Iliocostalis O: iliac crest I: ribs A: extend the trunk
Longissimus O: transverse processes of lumbar vertebrae I: transverse processes of thoracic vertebrae A: extend the trunk
Spinalis O: spinous processes of upper lumbar and lower thoracic vertebrae I: spinous processes of upper thoracic vertebrae A: extend the trunk
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